Guitar shredding! This is a new hobby and adventure in music for me. Shredding on the guitar is great fun. Before I got this Jackson Dinky, famous for 80's rock, lead guitar playing and shredding, I had never played any kind of lead on guitar. It was always acoustic or rhythm. The first time was only a few weeks ago and my fingers couldn't even coordinate between the pick and fretting. I had to start out slow, but there came a point where I broke through. That is, I just let loose and forgot about technical precision and started thrashing about. I am still very rough just a few days later, but getting the hang of it. Video "and audio" below.
First I needed something to shred to. I wanted to have my own style of playing, so I needed my own music. For shredding electric lead, progressive rock music is perfect for me. I created a song using bass guitar, which I duplicated the track to make rich harmony bass, and played rhythm guitar. I set these tracks to some drum loops that I spliced and arranged into a pattern suitable for this jamming, as I like to call it. I call the basic tune with no lead guitar, Dragonflies and Night Skies. Dragonflies and Night Skies audio below.
Above: Shredding Dragonflies - Rybird lead guitar video.
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