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    shredding and shredders

    i dont know what this means but ppl on here seem to mention it alot. can anyone tell me what this is as it would help me understand alot more of the posts.
    Ged O'H

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    Shredding is inconceivably fast 80s heavy metal virtuoso style lead playing. Basically, a shredder is a metalhead who displays incredible God-like technical ability and breaks the sound barrier with the speed of their runs, if that is any simpler. Examples include Paul Gibert, Randy Rhoads ( listen to both or your life is a waste of time!), Marty Friedman ( again, listen to him or you haven't lived.), Dimebag Darrell, Kirk Hammet, Zakk Wylde. (these three are also very, very good and very, very, VERY fast!) and Yngwie Malmsteen. ( and so is he!)

    Hope this helps and post any more questions you have on this or any of the guys I've mentioned. (I can even recommend essential listen if you want, how 'bout that. )

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    Sorry, I can't spell today.... that should be listening.

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    Also that should be Gilbert. Soz.

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    Shredding has also taken on a more general useage that just refers to difficult, fast playing regardless of the style being played. But for the most part people are refering to the metal and rock lead style mentioned by Simon...

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    my thoughts exactly, playing technical stuff fast as hell! thats what I think of when I think of shredding. but ya should remember that that isn't always important. Its sure is fun thought!!

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    I thought Shredder was the vilain in the Turtles ninja

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    simon

    can u give me the names a few songs i should listen to plz.

    or any1 who thinks i should hear a certain song reply here plz
    Ged O'H

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    Listen to Mike Varney CD (Shrapnel).
    Also Joe Stump, Yngwie, Chastain.
    "Listen to the Spaces Between the sounds."
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    James mentioned Mike varney... his Shrapnel label released many of the "classic shred" CDs.
    Here are some album recommendations:

    Tony MacAlpine- "Edge Of Sanity"
    Yngwie Malmsteen - "Rising Force"
    Vinnie Moore - "The Mindīs Eye", "Odyssey"
    Greg Howe- dto.
    Racer X- "Street Lethal"
    Richie Kotzen- dto.
    Jason Becker- Perpetual Burn

    Those are some "classic shred" albums released in the 80s.
    Those are mainly in the "neoclassical" style ( the Greg Howe one isnīt IMHO )
    Some other influential shredders: Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai ( check out "Passion & Warfare", or his work with David Lee Roth ), Joe Satriani ( "Surfing With The Alien" )...

    If you wanna check out some more recent shred-stuff ( cuz that style of music is still around ), try these:

    Racer X- "Technical Difficulties", "Superheroes"
    Vinnie Moore- "The Maze"
    Yngwie Malmsteen - "Alchemy"
    Kotzen / Howe - Project

    And some "new generation shredders": Buckethead, Rusty Cooley, Francesco Farerri, Darryl Gabel, Matthias Ia Eklundh...

    www.guitar9.com is a good place to get some of those CDs...
    Hope this helps
    Eric

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    yngwie malmsteen- you don't remember, rising force.
    metallica- master of puppets.
    pantera ( ie- dimebag darrell on guitar)-cowboys from hell.
    randy rhoads with ozzy- crazy train, mr.crowley, over the mountain, ... or anything for that matter.
    zak wylde with black label society- speedball. (acoustic shred... very nice!)

    this will do for now as i'm in a rush... i'll post some more latter- tell me what you think.

    Enjoy.

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    i love "Master of Puppets" its cool as !

    i downloaded "beethoven's 5th" by "Yngwie Malmsteen" its really cool to !
    Ged O'H

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    paganinis 5th caprice, AKA the cross roads duel!!


    200 posts!!!!!!!

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