What is shredding?

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    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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    My bank had a shred day. Very disappointing.
     
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    I never thought of it as derisive
     
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    Shredding is playing so fast that wrong notes will go unnoticed.
     
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    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.
     
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    What is reality?
     
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    A Shredder is a player who is fast and proficient

     
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    Wow!

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    That was largely not good.
     
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    Yeah, it was all downhill once he left Cream
     
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    Unfortunately, most ST members have no idea how to discuss shredding in understandable terms.
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    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.
     
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    I am not going to post in this thread.

    Nah gah dah.
     
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    the ghost of Wes Montgomery is coming for you! Better keep your head on a swivel.
     
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    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.