Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Careful With That Axe, Eugene*

The Doof Warrior from Mad Max - Fury Road

The Doof Warrior from Mad Max: Fury Road.

I just went to see Mad Max: Fury Road at the theater. This is the type of movie I like to see big and loud. My favorite bit was the shredding guitar player, suspended on bungee cords, inciting his fellows to battle.

According to Urban Dictionary the definition of “shred” as applied to music is: [T]o play distorted electric lead guitar in a manner which is at once so extremely cogent and rapid that [the] listener experiences the sensation that the production of the sound should be impossible or nearly impossible.” This type of guitar playing could be applied to many genres of music, but it is most often associated with metal or prog rock.

Would you like to learn how to shred? The Music, Film & Audio Department is here to help!

shredShred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Lead Techniques by Greg Harrison.

What? Shred is not your thing? What about Surf Guitar?

Best of Surf Guitarsu.

Or how about Flamenco?

Flamenco Guitar Methodfla by Gerhard Graf-Martinez.

Is the Blues more your style?

How to Play Blues Guitar: The Basics & Beyond: Lessons & Tips from the Great Players.bl

Still no? Jazz guitar, maybe?

jaExploring Jazz Guitar: An Introduction to Jazz Harmony, Technique, and Improvisation by Phil Capone.

Slide Guitar? Basic Rock? Acoustic?

Well, I think you get the idea.


*the title of a Pink Floyd song


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