#1
I generally play slower blues stuff. I can hardly stand extremely fast stuff. Like SRV, when he just does long fast runs, its annoying because it has hardly any feeling. Something sounding sad is different from feeling sad. Dont get me wrong, I can play fast (well not really fast but I do alright.)

So how does UG roll?
#3
i mostly try an do alot of blues improv but im trying to learn some faster stuff.
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#6
Did you just say SRV shreds????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#7
Melodic, most of my solo's have a bluesy vibe to them.
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#8
I prefer melodic shred. Its fast but in beat.

When I improv I keep in beat and solo in the modes and do "bursts" of shred.
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#9
definitely melodic. It looks cool to shred, and i think guitarists respect shredders, but the public and people who try to put their soul and feelings into music usually prefer melodic. I wouldn't consider myself the public, but i try to put as much emotion in as i can. I don't know if people accept my opinion, but im sure as hell not telling off shredders


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#10
i usually enjoy more melodic stuff but im currently trying to get faster
#11
Quote by due 07
I generally play slower blues stuff. I can hardly stand extremely fast stuff. Like SRV, when he just does long fast runs, its annoying because it has hardly any feeling. Something sounding sad is different from feeling sad. Dont get me wrong, I can play fast (well not really fast but I do alright.)

So how does UG roll?



Try out a song or two from Guthrie Govan. Your perception on feeling will drastically change.
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#13
whatever feels right for the song, I mean no blindingly fast 240bpm shred nor do I want to do that but I will play fast if it suits the mood or whatever
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#14
i shred without distortion.

sweep picking on an epi es-335 style -> fender blues jr . . .
#15
melodic
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#16
The two are not mutually exclusive (unless you suck)
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#17
Both. Who says shred can't have feeling? Whether it's a rush of power, happiness, sadness, or it's in bursts in between melodies.
Listen to any solo album by Petrucci, Vai, Johnson or Satriani. Shred is just another technique in a guitarists playing. Saying it doesn't have soul is ignorant, because it helps accentuate other parts of the melody. You can't say listening to someone shred up to a crescendo isn't adding to the feeling of the song.
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#19
when i'm playing metal i shred but i keep tht blues kinda feeling and then i like playing melodic for my more slower ****
#20
I spend the majority of my time playing fast, I find it encompasses more of the 'feeling' that i like to hear.

At the risk of turning this into a fast v slow thread I'd like to add that just because it's not sad sounding/feeling doesn't mean it doesn't have ANY feeling. Most of the stuff I play conveys a sense of urgency or anger or angst or insanity or excitement...all of these things are feelings that everyone might stumble across. They're just not mellow feelings and thus melodic players dismiss them as noise...

That said, my band does use the power of musical dynamics in building tension through most of our songs via slow and fast parts and varying mode/scale/key use.

Feeling is in the eye of the creator and as such is not for anyone else to judge
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#21
i wish i could shred but i'll get there... i hope so i usually try to play fast but def like lots o feelin
#22
I hate it when people think that playing fast = no feeling.
A song is made from a lot of things. It's like saying that a color in a painting has no feeling.
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#23
I love playing melodic blues/classic rock solos (partly cause i suck at shredding), and i like to speed it up a little sometimes, but with soul
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#24
I prefer music that is so fast, that it's finished before I can even hear it.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#25
im a scitzo so i play heavy **** and not heavy ****, anything rolls, but just cause its fast doesnt mean that theres no feeling to it
#27
I do mostly blues stuff, but right now I'm so infatuated with my new guitar's low action (which somehow has no signs of fret buzz) I just do really fast pentatonic runs full of hammer ons and pull offs and general left hand work.

My favorite songs to play are my own renditions of the vocal melodies in 'I want you' and 'While my Guitar Gently Weeps' so you can figure out the way I play mostly.
#28
Shred can actually be melodic at uber fast tempos if its really fluid and the main notes in the run stick out. Paul Gilbert proves this
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#29
Quote by due 07
I generally play slower blues stuff. I can hardly stand extremely fast stuff. Like SRV, when he just does long fast runs, its annoying because it has hardly any feeling. Something sounding sad is different from feeling sad. Dont get me wrong, I can play fast (well not really fast but I do alright.)

So how does UG roll?



SRV..no emotion?

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#31
Quote by due 07
I generally play slower blues stuff. I can hardly stand extremely fast stuff. Like SRV, when he just does long fast runs, its annoying because it has hardly any feeling. Something sounding sad is different from feeling sad. Dont get me wrong, I can play fast (well not really fast but I do alright.)

So how does UG roll?


I'll have what he's having.
#35
Well, I usually have atleast a few solos in any of my main bands songs and most of the time I have one insane, technical shred solo and the rest will all be fairly melodic, with little insanity involved. This is for the reason that I like to show off a bit, but I also know that I myself can't stand listening to someone shred on and on for a few minutes (or how ever long the song may be). It makes me lose intrest after awhile.