Top 10 Genres that Usually Have Shreddingzxm Guitar shredding could be seen in any music genre. But these genres usually have most shredding comparing to other music genres.
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Yes, and love these guys. Playing neoclassical metal takes the most talent and practicing. - Metal_Treasure
Almost every neoclassical metal guitarist is a shredder. In fact shredding was developed most by neoclassical metal guitarists.
Examples - Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Michael Angelo Batio etc. - zxm
After neoclassical metal, prog metal has most shredders. John Petrucci, Michael Romeo, Fredrik Thordendal, Jeff Loomis, Tosin Abasi etc. - zxm
I don't know exactly name of this genre. But a lot of Spanish classical guitarists shred while playing guitar. Fingerstyle shredding. Paco de Lucia was one of the best of them. - zxm
There's a reason instrumental flamenco goes very well with instrumental metal, like the metal band Flametal does it (check out the list Top 10 Flametal Songs) - Metal_Treasure
Because its mixed with death and neoclassical metal. Muhammed Suiçmez, Ron Jarzombek, Christian Muenzner etc. - zxm
Alexi Laiho, Herman Li, Luca Turilli etc. If you add vocals to neoclassical metal, a lot of people will think its power metal. - zxm
So true what zxm said about power metal: "If you add vocals to neoclassical metal, a lot of people will think its power metal."
Yngwie Malmsteen songs that aren't instrumental prove it (they are power metal): Rising Force; As Above, So Below; Liar; Anguish and Fear - Metal_Treasure
I wanna add that shredding is found only in more technical forms of jazz (usually instrumental jazz). Popular forms of jazz have no shredding - for example Ella Fitzgerald songs have no shredding. In terms of quantity most of the jazz songs have no shredding and we can't say that almost every jazz song has shredding.
I mean shredding isn't very typical for jazz and I would put it lower than #3. - Metal_Treasure
Jazz was one of the first popular music genre that helped to develop shredding. John McLaughlin, Al Di Meola, Frank Gambale, Shawn Lane etc. - zxm
Experimental metal/rock is experimental. So it depends on the guitarist. If he is a guitarist like Buckethead. - zxm
Most of the thrash metal solos are from genres like speed metal, heavy metal, neoclassical metal. So, sometimes they shred. Alex Skolnick, Marty Friedman, Eric Peterson, Kirk Hammett etc. - zxm
Dave Mustaine, Marty Friedman, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammet, Herman Li, Sam Totman, all thrash metal shredders. But that's not all. There are of course a bunch more I don't know.
More frequent shredding is one of the things that makes Technical Thrash Metal different than ordinary Thrash Metal - Tommy Vetterli (aka Tommy T. Baron of Coroner), Jeff Waters (Annihilator). Tommy Vetterli plays like a neoclassical metal guitarist most of the time. - Metal_Treasure
Guitarists like Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Eddie Van Halen etc. - zxm
Its basically jazz. Mixed with other genres. - zxm
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