"wel acctaully, jimi's improvisational style is very melodic and has a strong bassis in the chords being played behind it, he is not shredding"
Shredding is usually defined as the movement of the body, usually but not necessarily rhythmic and to music.
Shredding can be participatory, social or performed for an audience, but is more commonly performed on an individual basis.
Shredding can executed to any form of music, but is more commonly associated to the genre of House music, and more specifically to the sub-genres of House music, namely Tech-House and Techno.
"That DJ was so good, I couldn't stop shredding all night..."