Someone asked in a YouTube comment how to shred, how to approach it, and what are common/typical exercises to play in order to shred.
Simple answer: anything can be used to practice shredding, you just need to play it fast! Get out your metronome, and start gradually increasing the speed of ANYTHING.
Check out this video for tips on using the metronome:
When learning to shred you will be learning scales, various coil patterns, hammer-ons and pull-offs, legato runs, sweep picking, finger tapping, and so on. If anything is a typical shred exercise it would be scale runs and arpeggios.
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If you need even more exercises you can purchase a different eBook filled with dozens of exercises that will always give you something new to try. CLICK HERE to check it out.
The following video demonstrates a lot of what you'll find in the eBook "Be the Fastest Guitar Player in the World".
John Taylor - guitar and bass instructor for Mile High Shred.