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!
Shred Guitar: A Guide to Extreme Rock and Metal Lead Techniques by Greg Harrison.
What? Shred is not your thing? What about Surf Guitar?
Or how about Flamenco?
Flamenco Guitar Method by Gerhard Graf-Martinez.
Is the Blues more your style?
Still no? Jazz guitar, maybe?
Well, I think you get the idea.
*the title of a Pink Floyd song