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This term arose in the 1970's from rock guitarists whom where very technical and fast in their playing style for example Allan Holdsworth of Soft Machine.

In the 80's and 90's many guitar came into the fold for example Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani and were labeled shredding players due their speed and technique.

Players like Yngwie Malmsteen have a classical influenced rock style of playing and he was strongly influenced by Deep Purple's Richie Blackmore whom chose to play in a rock style, uses classical runs including techniques such as pivoting, arpeggios, string skipping and counter pointing. This was probably aided by the fact that their keyboard player John Lord was a classically trained piano player before he joined the band.

Some critiques to the style have stated that speed and complex technique has removed the natural feel and grove of playing which can be more inspiring to listen to. This style of playing is for the advanced.




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