Art of Shredding: Gus G.
The Ozzy Osbourne and Firewind guitarist discusses shred guitar.
For flat-out, unapologetic soloing, who blows your mind?
Gary Moore and Michael Schenker.
What album/song inspired you to play fast?
"Trilogy Suite Op. 5" from Yngwie Malmsteen's Trilogy.
What helped you progress dramatically as a guitarist?
My metronome and practice discipline!
What key performanc in your discography is a successful example of what you try to achieve?
I feel my guitar work on Ozzy Osbourne's Scream and on Firewind's upcoming Days of Defiance are great examples of the evolution of my sound and style. I'm pleased with my solos on songs like "Let Me Hear You Scream" and "Time" from the Ozzy album and "Heading for the Dawn" and "The Ark of Lies" from the Firewind album.
Is shredding a good thing?
It's a great thing, if done tastefully. I'm all about technical proficiency but within a musical context. I hate shredding just for the sake of showing off. It's pointless.
What are you currently working on, and what is your goal as a player?
I'm always working on my playing and technique, and I've got plenty of time on the road to perfect that. I'm enjoying playing and performing every night, and I try to get better and better at every show. My goal as a player has been to have my own sound, and I feel I've achieved that.
You Might Also Like...
Jim Dunlop Effect Pedal Throwdown, Round 1: EVH95 Eddie Van Halen Cry Baby Vs. ZW95 Zakk Wylde Cry Baby7 min 59 sec ago
49 min 24 sec ago
1 hour 16 min ago
For Sale: Nine Gibson Les Pauls Played by Warren Haynes at Final Allman Brothers Beacon Theatre Shows17 hours 24 min ago
'Guitars for Wounded Warriors' Benefit Album Features Billy Sheehan, Bumblefoot, Reb Beach, Chris Poland and More20 hours 13 min ago
20 hours 58 min ago
21 hours 2 min ago
In the Magazine
Most Commented Articles
GUITAR WORLD ON FACEBOOK
Guitar World on Twitter
- 1 of 84