Shredding. Verb. A style of guitar playing characterized by extremely fast flurries of notes and extremely…
Shredding. Verb. A style of guitar playing characterized by extremely fast flurries of notes and extremely distorted tones. Skronk. Verb. To produce a raw and discordant sound with electric guitars.
Jazz thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, this playlist is for you. Introducing Guitar Shredders and Skronkers, the soundtrack that starts at warp speed and doesn't let up until the very end. Flying fingers abound from the likes of Al Di Meola, Larry Coryell, Mike Stern, John Scofield, Allan Holdsworth, John Abercrombie, Jeff Beck, Wayne Krantz and many, many more. If flaming frets are your thing, be sure to tune in, because these six-stringers certainly bring the heat. Turn up the volume and get ready to rip. Dig into jazz's best Guitar Shredders and Skronkers.
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