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Old 05-05-2013, 06:40 PM   #1
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Help with practicing sweeping with a metronome?

So I've recently started trying to learn sweep picking and have started with a simple three string sweep as below:


E------------12--15p12----------
B---------13-------------13------
G------14-------------------14---
--------b--b-b----b-------b--b---
(The B represent the click of the metronome. In case it doesn't show up correctly, it's basically a not every click except for the 12 from the 15 pull off.)
Anyways, I have my metronome set that every six beats it accented. I've practiced this up to 204 BPM cleanly(Highest my metronome goes) and it still doesn't sound like a sweep... Well it does sorta, but you know, not that great. Aaaaaanyway, what should I set my metronome to to be able to get this faster? It might be common sense, but I'm so confused. Hopefully this makes sense.
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:23 PM   #2
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You should be practicing it so you're either playing the whole or half the lick for each beat.

Like this:
E------------12--15p12----------
B---------13-------------13------
G------14-------------------14---
--------b----------b--------------

Doing that at 204bpm will not be easy
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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This applys for every string amount sweeps? like 4, 5, 6 etc?
Thanks by the way!
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Old 05-06-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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Going faster won't make it sound better, it will just sound faster. Since it's only "sorta" sounding like a sweep, you need to discover what the actual problem is and fix it. The speed shouldn't have anything to do with it, especially a speed of 204 bpm. It's like cutting a steak with a katana sword instead of a steak knife: sure it looks cool, but does it really make a difference in how it's cut?
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
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(The B represent the click of the metronome. In case it doesn't show up correctly, it's basically a not every click except for the 12 from the 15 pull off.)


Why are you playing the pull off faster than the rest of it? That's not going to be helping in getting the sound you're probably looking for; every sweep lick I can think of at all has every note at an even duration.

Also, you need to read up on beat division and note duration.
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:56 AM   #6
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what zaphod said. if the b's are metronome clicks then there very well should be a b below the pulloff. every note should be as evenly spaced as possible when your learning. Im not an aficionado at using a metronome(I suck with it actually), but I am a decent sweep picker. so I wouldnt really know what to say to do with the metronome.
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Are you playing a 7 note pattern or a 6 note pattern?
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