Best Guitar Techniques

A list of the best guitar techniques used by guitarists all over the world.

The Contenders: Page 2

21 Shredding

This literally is the stupidest list based on guitar I have ever seen on this website.

1) Shredding is not a technique, it's just the slang word for playing quickly. "Eruption" is tapping.
2) Tapping should not be in the number 1 slot. Please don't vote if you don't play guitar.
3) Hammer-ons and pull-offs should be two dofferent technique, because even though they are easy to use together, they are not the same

It's the most common technique used in heavy metal and is difficult to master. It was brought into the mainstream by Ulrich Roth of the Scorpions and was then used by Eddie Van Halen in his popular solo "Eruption". It involves extremely fast guitar playing with precision of notes. - winner333

Ulrich Roth didn't invent/bring it. Jimmy Page's heartbreaker and Jimi Hendrix's Voodoo Child were quite influential. Even though those weren't pure shredding. - zxm

Not really a technique. It consists of various fast playing techniques. Different guitarists shred differently. - zxm

This is just slang - gemcloben

22 Volume Swell

The technique is often executed by the little finger of the guitarist which is wrapped around the volume pot of the guitar. When the note is struck the volume is increased from zero by a rolling motion of the little finger. Alternatively, the effect is achieved with a volume pedal. It is sometimes called "violining", because the sound is similar to a bowed violin. Allan Holdsworth pioneered the technique of the pedal swelling along with a delay unit to create a thicker sound that is more associated with the cello. - winner333

23 Three Finger Picking

This technique can be played in different patterns.
For Example: 1-2-3-1-2-3
I preferably use the 1-2-3 pattern to get high speeds

24 Scratching and Muting

Its also the best technique in guitar

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