What is shredding?

stratnutz

Senior Stratmaster
Apr 10, 2011
4,194
Gar-land TX
It involves arpeggios, and lightning fast sweep picking in a classical hard rock style.
Then theres guys like George Lynch/EVH that shred nasty blues rock hybrid licks.
 
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Handsome McClane

Senior Stratmaster
Sep 6, 2020
1,825
Sacramento
I'm a shredder. It just means you play the same things other people play, but really fast. I've seen shredders play all genres. Myself, I just pull it out a few times during a set nowadays. Too much that people get sick of it, no melody, or serving no purpose in the song makes you a wanker. You don't want to be a wanker.
 

StratoMutt

Dr. Stratster
Mar 15, 2019
11,371
SE Pennsylvania
100% organic shredding

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Wow!

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33db

Senior Stratmaster
Dec 14, 2018
4,820
Earth
It is fast playing, so fast as to invoke the idea of sonic shredding (think wood chipper on steroids)
Yngwie is a classic example of shredding.
 

revtime

Senior Stratmaster
Jun 17, 2014
1,419
kansas
I turn the distortion up. Throw in some pinch harmonics every 15 seconds or so. Not care about WHAT Im playing just going as fast as I can.
Shredtastic.
 


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