Sources for school essay about shred

I’m writing an essay in school about the evolution of shred guitar. I want to write about how and when different techniques have developed and being common but right now I’m just stuck in names of influential guitarist. Do you have any tips on where I should search for information about this? (Notice I would have loved to dig deep into the subject and do all the analyzing by myself but I doesn’t have that much time)

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If you have a few hours, re-watch all the cracking the code episodes and take some notes, they did a pretty thorough historical review of reck/metal shred :slight_smile:

Also, I found this one particularly interesting: it shows how many cliches of rock/metal were actually used in different styles (like country), even decades before Yngwie&co:

PS: and you can always use the phrase “to the best of my knowledge” when you are not 100% sure that player X was the first to use technique Y :slight_smile:

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or you may write it in such a manner that noone would read more than first passage. “Lets assume that the shred guitarists set is not empty Ss ≠ ∅. According to ZFC and lemma 1.4.57 ([87],p.35) ∀a∈Ss ∃Sd⊆Ss:…” ))

Seriously though, Cracking the code series is a good source, and entartaining also. Brief info you can find all over internet, like on this page https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Shred_guitar

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PS: can we read it when you’re done? :slight_smile:

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This is me right here. Listen to tommo OP :slight_smile: Troy’s videos are a lesson in history beyond just the 80s rock trends. Loved the disco and saxophone anecdote and how it all connected.

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Well, it’s in Swedish so it might be a bit tricky to understand :upside_down_face::smirk:

Billboard and other sales charts are key.

That is indeed the appropriate language for Shred :wink:

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They’re also great at writing pop songs using English, both in front of the scenes (say ABBA), and behind the scenes, like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Martin