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Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Lucidology, Sep 26, 2018.
It's not just about Metal ...
Yeah, and? I've heard it used a bunch over the years-- mainly to describe really good playing.
And when asking you to show off a little
Yep...its made it into the millenial vernacular. Just has a broader meaning meaning now.
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.
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?
Does anybody write riffs anymore?
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."
I got nuthin'
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.
No different than 100% metal-free people throwing the horns / evil eye ward as if it only means “awesome”.
For sure ... Lol
Or sloppy semi fast playing like I do.
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.
The only ones I hear say that suck and can’t really shred...
The real shredders let the guitar do the talking.
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.
I thought "shred" was started by surfers & skateboarders in the 80s.
Show us a video of some Folk shredding!
Gary's riffs shred. And, his solos...shred. He shreds. One of my favorite metal guitarists.
That me laugh ... Thanks for the giggles you shredding beast ...
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.
I hear those Fleeta Gran Kingdom Vetteplin Come people are decent riff writers.