Re: The Doors to Sweeping Have Been Opened!
Cool. I can sorta halfass do one or two different little sweeping things, but it's by no means something I've integrated into my playing -- it's just sort of a little stunt for me at this point.
Once, I was at guitar center playing something or other, and some kid was watching me, he was maybe 12 years old. He asked me, "Can you shred?" Well, I was thinking to myself, "what was I just doing?" And of course my cynical side kicks in, "playing guitar rather badly, actually."
But the kid kept asking me, "Can you shred? Can you shred?"
Finally, somehow, it dawned on me that this kid thought that "shredding" was some very specific guitar playing technique. He mentioned he had some "awesome tape" (kids still trade tapes?) of some local guy that his friend had given him -- "Rusty Cooley?" I guessed. "Yeah, that's the guy!" So I did my little stunt arpeggio and that seemed to satisfy this kid that I could indeed "shred," at least a little bit. Heh.
I wish I really could shred, but I suck.
Last edited by Ferrous Lepidoptera; 05-28-2007 at 11:30 PM.