Neoclassical Shred

@doomed1 (119)
May 25, 2008 6:04am CST
Is there anything interesting at all in this genre of music? I have listened over and over again to the same few artists like Yngwie Malmsteen without finding any real appeal in most of their songs. It's just a long string of notes with no actual songwriting. So are there any bands that incorporate neoclassical shredding into some real music? Or is that beyond the laws of music?
3 responses
• United States
6 Nov 08
Yes. I use neoclassical techniques as seen on my YouTube video Les Fradkin-Lift Off. See it at: Neoclassical WITH actual melody. Cheers, Les Fradkin Bringing the Ztar to Progressive Rock
• United States
30 May 08
I agree with you in certain ways. I'm not sure if you're a guitarist or not but that can add a new appreciation to the genre. I'm a guitarist and I used to be amazed by all this shred stuff, I still like a lot of it but it's not as interesting as it used to be as me. I'm noticing I'm finding shred a bit more writing and I'm appreciating songwriting a bit more than guys like Malmsteen who just play as fast as they can. Personally I'm finding a lot more melodic players, someone like David Gilmour whose far from a shredder, to be more interesting than someone obsessed with speed. If you find a shredder who can blend speed and melody together, those are they players I find interesting.
@Nnodim (2)
• Nigeria
25 May 08
i love the artist i selected with passion