#1
I know this is a stupid question but I'm just a beginner and my curiosity is boundless.

What exactly is "shredding?" I've heard people say it a lot: "Dude, I can shred like crazy." "Dude, this guy can not shred." Strangely I don't think even many of them know what it means.

Anyway, if someone could just answer that simple question without flaming me into oblivion I'd be very thankful.
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#5
herman li = wanking =/=shredding

imo shred as a genre puts the emphasis on guitar instead of voice as in most genres. after all the guitar was first used to emulate the human voice. shred as a playing style consists of advanced playing techniques (tapping, sweeping, legato ect) used in (mostly) melodic guitar phrases
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#6
Its playing fast basically. But there also is a certain style of music shredding is assosiated with, mostly metal and neo-classical. Ive never seen any shredding blues guitarists. My suggestions would be Paul Gilbert, Yngwie for the neo-classical, and The solo in Jane's Addictions song Stop! is really good. EVH is the obvious suggestion as well.
#7
Shred is playing things fast. Yingwie? Malmsteem ? is a shred guitarist. They play fast.
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#8
Thanks guys. I hear a lot about Yngwie Malmsteen (even from my guitar teacher) so I'm probably going to look him up.
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