"Shred" is a very common panacea term these days. Folk use it constantly ...

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  1. Lucidology

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    It's not just about Metal ...
     
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    Yeah, and? I've heard it used a bunch over the years-- mainly to describe really good playing.
     
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    Right ..
    And when asking you to show off a little
     
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    Yep...its made it into the millenial vernacular. Just has a broader meaning meaning now.
    Eric
     
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    After gigs, people congratulate me and say that I shred. It's funny to me because I never liked or listened to shred. But I understand what they are saying and chuckle to myself because in the 80's, it meant playing like Paul Gilbert, Yngvie, and Vai. Now it's a compliment for any type of clean, fast playing.
     
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    My wife’s cats shred paper towels, all the time.

    I, however, couldn’t shred to save my life.

    Every once in a while, I get the urge to listen to Yngwie or Steve Morse.
    I think they shred pretty good.

    What was the question, again?
     
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    Does anybody write riffs anymore?

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    I asked an earlier question here in a poll about "Is shredding important to you as a musician?"

    It's become a ridiculously abused term. Today it seems to describe guitar playing that the person who saw/heard it views as "positive."

    :dunno I got nuthin'
     
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    Good question. I would like to think so, but the concept of riffs in the traditional sense would probably be thought of as quaint by a healthy percentage of modern metal guitarists.

    If it isn't a typewriter "riff" played on a 9 string or 8-finger tap arpeggios over a 300 bpm blast beat, it's old news...or something.
     
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    No different than 100% metal-free people throwing the horns / evil eye ward as if it only means “awesome”.
     
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    For sure ... Lol
     
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    Or sloppy semi fast playing like I do.
     
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    It cracks me up when I hear people say stuff like, "I'm kind of a shred player," or something similar. Back in the day we didn't bestow the shredder title on just anyone. You had to be way up there.
     
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    The only ones I hear say that suck and can’t really shred...

    The real shredders let the guitar do the talking.
     
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    Yep, I hear the word "shred" used by non-guitarists as a catchall phrase, and it's becoming more common.

    But it isn't a panacea; a panacea is a "cure-all".

    Catchall, cure-all; easy to get mixed up.
     
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    I thought "shred" was started by surfers & skateboarders in the 80s.

    Show us a video of some Folk shredding!
     
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    Gary's riffs shred. And, his solos...shred. He shreds. One of my favorite metal guitarists.
     
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    That me laugh ... Thanks for the giggles you shredding beast ... :)
     
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    Growing up in these parts, shredding was only done by metal players. Then Guitar Player did a 'top 25" shred albums. Allmans Live at the Filmore and Cream Wheels of Fire were high on the list. At that point, I was very confused about what shredding actually was. 20 something years later, I am still confused.
     
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    I hear those Fleeta Gran Kingdom Vetteplin Come people are decent riff writers.
     
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