because I am historically interested, I would like to find out how the career of the term “shred” for virtuoso guitar began. Since when people called virtuoso guitar shred? Where does it come from? Who said it “first”? Was their a music magazine or guitar magazine that helped to establish the word for virtuosity? TV? By word of mouth in subcultures and music scenes? How common was it? Did you use it for other instruments back in the days, too?
So many questions, but maybe you all have a clue (especially the 80s veterans here ) or an advice where I could look it up and find an old mention
I am looking forward to reading your ideas