Shred guitar

Shredding ( German: snip to pieces ) refers to certain musical elements of a fast guitar solo game. The term is mainly used in rock music. The term was coined in the 1980s, where many guitarists this technique recordings in her repertoire (eg, Edward Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen J. ).

The Shredding varies with the technical skill of the guitarist. Basis is usually a suitable musical theme, which serves as part of the " Shreds ". Add music tracks from the fields of rock and metal are " Shreds " often outside of solos part of the song structure. The musical background sets important factors such as sound and signature. This in turn is crucial for the tonality and groove, over which the guitarist is soloing (eg, major or minor? Accents on Offbeat? ). Which clay material is used here, is different from musician to musician.

  • 2.1 Joe Satriani
  • 2.2 Edward Van Halen
  • 2.3 Randy Rhoads
  • Dimebag Darrell 2.4
  • 2.5 Steve Vai
  • 2.6 Eric Johnson
  • 2.7 Zakk Wylde

Famous shred guitarists

Michael Angelo Batio

Michael Angelo Batio was voted in 2003 by the music magazine 'Guitar One' the fastest shredder of all time. In particular, through his perfected two-handed guitar playing, which he celebrates in a doppelhalsigen guitar ( left and right handed guitar in one), he has made ​​a name in the music world. When his magnum opus, his song " No Boundaries " is commonly called, in which it undoubtedly succeeds to bring speed, precision and melodiosity under a hat to him.

Yngwie Malmsteen

Born in Sweden, Yngwie Malmsteen shaped the world of rock music in the 1980s, as well as Edward Van Halen. Few other famous rock guitarist is so heavily influenced by classical music as Malmsteen, whose trademark especially are his often rapidly played classical runs alongside his legato technique.

Jason Becker

Jason Becker showed at an early age his talent on the guitar. Much like Yngwie Malmsteen, he worked intensively with classic elements of music and integrated many of them into his solos. In particular, his adaptation of Niccolò Paganini's Caprice 5 for electric guitar is still used by many guitarists as proof of his extraordinary skills. Becker fell ill at the age of 20 years to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS ), which meant that he nearly lost almost all motor skills and could only be compositionally active.

Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert, guitarist of the bands Racer X and Mr. Big, attracted attention at an early age through his solos. The successful as a solo artist Gilbert, who learned his craft at the Guitar Institute of Technology, among others, during his solo parts in addition to various other techniques also used the so-called string skipping. This makes him similar to tapping the installation of larger intervals in his game.

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman made ​​together with Jason Becker already in the band Cacophony a name. He rose in the early 1990s at a " Megadeth " and sat down with the album " Rust in Peace" (1990), itself a monument. His guitar playing is more than chord - scales oriented to describe where he is increasingly making use of Asian and oriental sound material. In 1999 he left Megadeth after five successful albums and focused on his solo career and his life in Japan. Marty Friedman's solos in "Tornado of Souls" or " Lucretia " are perhaps the best Hörtipps to internalize his guitar playing can.

Other guitarists with Shred - elements

The following guitarists use in their solos also shred various elements:

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani is one of the leading shred guitarists, and fills the majority of his compositions often with complex legato runs. In addition, clear, memorable lead passages are typical of his style. Many well-known and successful guitarists went as a student in his care, including Kirk Hammett and Steve Vai.

Edward Van Halen

The Dutch-born Edward Van Halen is the guitarist for the rock band Van Halen, who belonged in the 1980s to the most important rock acts in the world. He plays with hammer-ons and pull-offs and never brought before seen tones and effects, the importance of vibrato lever to a new level. He was partly responsible for the rapid spread of the tappings, as it allowed this in many of his solos integrated, and thus new possibilities of guitar playing. In addition to these virtuoso techniques to his playing is characterized by an excellent rhythm work.

Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads applies not only to Edward Van Halen as one of the most impressive and influential guitarists of his time. Before he went to Ozzy Osbourne, he played in the band he co-founded Quiet Riot. His early death in 1982 at the age of only 25 years prevented a flourishing career. Hardly any other guitarist was with only two albums as world famous as he was. Especially the song "Mr. Crowley " from the album "Blizzard of Ozz " is an absolute showpiece of Shredkunst.

Dimebag Darrell

Dimebag Darrell (born Darrell Lance Abbott) was the only guitarist of neo- thrash metal quartet Pantera. Shortly before his death (2004) the debut album of his new band Damageplan. His brutal groovy style lived mainly from Pinched Harmonics that he drove with his Floyd Rose vibrato to dizzying heights, and einbaute without technical difficulties in his solos. This article therefore no song fits better than The Art of Shredding from 1990 album Cowboys from Hell.

Steve Vai

Steve Vai is one of the most respected and technically minded shred guitarist from the area of ​​the rock ( primarily instrumental rock ). Distinctive for its style are extremely fast and complex runs, composed of diverse techniques of modern rock guitar and his soulful vibrato, with whom he often produces singing lead passages. A masterpiece of his work is often traded his composition For The Love Of God.

Eric Johnson

The Texan Eric Johnson is more likely to be always harmonious, delicate game and its "warm" sound known. He is capable of both playing with a plectrum, as well as without. But they are mostly a combination of both and thus bases its often very fast runs on an always harmonious background. Also worth mentioning are its complex Chordprogressions. His most famous piece is the Grammy-winning " Cliffs of Dover ".

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde (born Jeffrey Phillip Wiedlandt ) was perceived by the world for the first time in 1988 on the Ozzy Osbourne album "No Rest for the Wicked". First, acted as a "substitute " for Jake E. Lee, missed Wylde subsequent albums his own unmistakable stamp. It is characterized mainly by its stylistic proximity to bluegrass and country. In addition to his ongoing work for Ozzy and his occasional projects such as Pride & Glory and various solo albums, he spent much time in the Groove stoner rock band "Black Label Society " (BLS ), which developed a large following and today enjoys cult status.