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How fast do you have to play to be considered shred?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Suckbird, Mar 30, 2005.


  1. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    ... :D :hyper: :bag:
     
  2. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    It's a good question. For a while I was practicing sight reading and arpeggios and the like, but realized that I wasn't timing my shredding. Don't get me wrong, theory is fine and all that, (although it's starting to limit my creativity), but I haven't really started to excel as much since I started timing my shredding.

    Like, I can play 32nd notes at 220bpm for a period of 8 minutes, solid. That's pretty good. I have friends who say that I'm "shred-a-rific!" I think that's cool. But, I want to get better and better, you know?
     
  3. Pneuma

    Pneuma

    Feb 14, 2004
    Arkansas
    Don't guess you've got a clip of that? That's hitting the string right at 30hz.

    P.
     
  4. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Um, I was being facetious.
     
  5. Pneuma

    Pneuma

    Feb 14, 2004
    Arkansas
    Sorry... it's been a slow day around here. :meh:

    p.
     
  6. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Geez...all this for $20 per year.

    When you can play a chromatic scale so it sounds like a glissando...you are a shredder.
     
  7. SuperDuck

    SuperDuck

    Sep 26, 2000
    Wisconsin
    If you do that on the street, you can get a ticket.
     
  8. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....

    wow that was funny.

    I don't think there is an actually measure of shred-ablity, and you can't really tell when to consider yourself shred. I guess you have to determine if your shred by yourself and others who listne to you.
     
  9. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    I dunno, all my guitar player friends seem to think separate 16th's at 150-160 is pretty shred-a-fied.
     
  10. Chris A

    Chris A Chemo sucks!

    Feb 25, 2000
    Manchester NH
    Well, this is not really adding anything to GI, it'd be better suited in Misc.

    Let's go there..............


    Chris A. :rolleyes: :bassist:
     
  11. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    How fast? The answer that comes to mind is "too fast" ;)

    Wulf
     
  12. I can shred like a Gene Simmons bass solo where he's dripping the blood out of his mouth.

    Mad Skillz.

    ;)
     
  13. May I refer you to the "don't try this at home" thread in the Recordings forum?

    That fast. :smug:

    But to be a shredder, you have to do this all with an awful facial contortion.
     
  14. jive1

    jive1 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 16, 2003
    Alexandria,VA
    Owner/Retailer: Jive Sound
    Anyone who can top what Golden Boy does is a shredder.
     
  15. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    I can only shred when my entire bass is below my waist.
     
  16. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    On a serious note (Which I seem to never make): I consider shred a dirty word. Shred to me means all speed, no tonal clarity, bad/basic note choice (I'm not associating bad with basic, but it's usually minor penatonic shred)... basically Yngwie... or on the bass end of things, Billy Sheehan.
     
  17. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    the only shredding I can do involves cheddar.
     
  18. this breakfast cereal helps-

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  19. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Okay, i'll try them.

    Thanks for the tip.