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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:05 am    Post subject: Calling all the shredders.... Reply with quote

Not been on here for a couple of weeks... just split with my girlfriend!! Crying or Very sad

Anyway, i've been spending the last few evenings doing some recording, and i've suddenly decided that i want to learn how to shred!
So, calling JM (or anyone else who can do it), any chance you can give me some tips please? I really haven't got a clue where to start?!!
It's something i've always wanted to do since i first saw FD 20 years ago, but my style is more akin to David Gilmour/Steve Rothery, so all that technical stuff goes straight over my head! Confused
(It's one of the things on my "bucket list"... not that i'm THAT old!! ha ha)
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good idea. Identity theft is becoming a serious problem. I shred all my personal information.
Get shredding.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about your split Sad

I'm afraid I can't give you any "shredding" tips as such, as I've always been better at rythmn (sp?) than lead. The only thing I can say, though, is practice, practice, practice (and practice). Get some lessons off the internet to exercise your fingers on the frets (or do it the old fashioned way and go get a book), and get used to playing. Matching left and right hands on the correct strings was always my main downfall when trying to crack lead guitar.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's nothing to it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ha ha... thanks for that Dave. I'll get myself down to Staples after work!! Smile


... and Dena, thanks for the kind words. I'm hoping she'll have second thoughts? We'll just have to wait and see?
As for getting used to playing... i've been playing for 28 years!!! ha ha
It's just knowing how to play in that way that i'm stumped on! Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is no easy way to shred. It takes hours of repeating the same progression over and over. I would suggest you pick a lead line you like and break it down into a number of parts. using a metranome set a speed you are comfortable with and play each part until you can play them through without mistake a few times. then increase the speed by two steps/clicks, repeat until you can match the speed of the line you are learning. put all the parts together and there you go.

unlike cords etc. once you build up the speed, you have it as long as you practise basic excersies,


Good luck
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool

Easy shredding for a drummersist!

Go into garden shed.

Take out shredder.

Plug in.

Switch on.

Away we go!

No problemo!

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PS Soz for making light of cool guitar technique!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try putting "Shredding guitar lesson" into youtube..tons of stuff there!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:10 pm    Post subject: I'm having the same feelings. Reply with quote

If I don't get my shredding sorted I never well. I'm not bad at all but there is always room for improvement + got the old band going again.

Have you got the JOOST software running on your PC yet? It's like a higher quality video much better sound version of You Tube.

If it does work and I've only got it going on my Vista Machines click into the Guitar World "TV Channel". There is loads of Paul Gilbert stuff on there. He is a legend AND a great teacher AND i think quite musical in spite of the sheer speed. If not you can get that stuff up on You Tube.

I've also bought another guitar off Ebay cheap - Cort G Series like JM's. So that should keep me interested for a few weeks before shuffling back to the acoustic!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could always try the hammer on/pull off double handed stuff ala Van Halen....sounds impressive and fast
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
Last night i sat, guitar in hand, for about 2 hours watching Paul Gilbert... holy sh**!!!! - this could take quite some time to get my head around!! ha ha Confused
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