Soloing In Illustrations

author: Sacrifice-X date: 08/02/2005 category: soloing
rating: 8.9 / votes: 131 
Sweeping, Tapping, and other kinds of Arpeggios. First of all, what is an arpeggio? An arpeggio is built up by all the keynotes of a chord. For example:
A-minor arpeggio:  A C E.
A-major arpeggio:  A C# E.
A7-minor arpeggio: A C E G.
A7-major arpeggio; A C# E G.
And so on... This is what you will learn: 1. Sweeping (10 different ways to play them, how to built different arpeggios, diminished arpeggios; basic scales) 2. Tapping (Three different ways of tapping) 3. Other arpeggios (three kinds of other arpeggios) 4. Exercises (tapping exercises, "other arpeggios" exercises and sweeping exercises). 01. Sweeping. What does sweeping mean? Sweep is when you without changing the direction of the pick can sweep trough a chord without making the entire notes ring out together, in this lesson I will talk mostly about sweeping. After a note has been picked you must release it! To some this may be obvious, but if you don?t release the played note an arpeggio will completely loose its meaning and sound awful, especially if you are playing with distortion. You should know about some scales and some basic theory to start with this. You can find them like everywhere on this website but here is a few scales just in case:
A-minor pentatonic scale 
5______ 6______ 7______ 8 
|--(A)--|-------|-------|--(C)--|
|--(E)--|-------|-------|--(G)--|
|--(C)--|-------|--(D)--|-------|
|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|-------|
|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|-------|
|--(A)--|-------|-------|--(C)--|
Notes included are: A C D E G
A-major pentatonic scale
4______ 5______ 6______ 7
|-------|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|
|-------|--(E)--|-------|--(F#)-|
|--(B)--|-------|--(C#)-|-------|
|--(F#)-|-------|-------|--(A)--|
|--(C#)-|-------|-------|--(E)--|
|-------|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|
Notes included are: A B C# E F#
A-minor scale
5______ 6______ 7______ 8______ 9______ 10
|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|--(C)--|-------|--(D)--|
|--(E)--|--(F)--|-------|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|
|--(C)--|-------|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|-------|
|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|-------|
|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|--(F)--|-------|-------|
|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|--(C)--|-------|-------|
Notes included are: A B C D E F G
A-major scale
5______ 6______ 7______ 8______ 9______ 10
|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|-------|--(C#)-|--(D)--|
|--(E)--|-------|--(F#)-|-------|--(G#)-|--(A)--|
|-------|--(C#)-|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|-------|
|-------|--(G#)-|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|-------|
|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|-------|--(F#)-|-------|
|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|-------|--(C#)-|-------|
Notes included are: A B C# D E F# G# The basic sweeping arpeggios. The first thing you need to learn is the basic arpeggios. There's many ways to play them and here is a few. I'm showing all of them in A, and if I want to play them in another key you just move them along the fret board. At first you must play them very relaxed and slowly. And as you get better you can speed things up. 1:a, 2:b etc different ways to play them 1,2,3,4 - fingers D down stroke (towards the high E) U up stroke (towards the low E)
A-minor arpeggio 1:a__ A-minor arpeggio 1:b
__3 1 2 1 2 1 3________ 1 4 2 3 1 2 1 2 1 3 2 4 1
|-------5-------------|-------------5-------------|
|-----5---5-----------|-----------5---5-----------|
|---5-------5---------|---------5-------5---------|
|-7-----------7-------|-------7-----------7-------|
|---------------------|-----7---------------7-----|
|---------------------|-5h8-------------------8p5-|
__D D D U U U U________ D__ D D D D U U U U U U

A-minor arpeggio 2:a__ A-minor arpeggio 2:b
__3__2__1__4__1__2__3____1__4__2__3__2__1__4__1__2 __3__2__4__1
|-------12-17p12-------|----------------12-17p12----------------|
|----13----------13----|-------------13----------13-------------|
|-14----------------14-|----------14----------------14----------|
|----------------------|-------14----------------------14-------|
|----------------------|-12h15----------------------------15p12-|
|----------------------|----------------------------------------|
__D__D__D__U____ U__U____U____ U__U__U__U__D____ D__D__D__D


A-minor arpeggio 3:a__A-minor arpeggio 3:b
__2 3__1 4__1 3__2______1 4__2__1 2__1 4__1 2__1 2__4__1
|------8-12p8---------|--------------8-12p8--------------|
|---10--------10------|-----------10--------10-----------|
|-9--------------9----|---------9--------------9---------|
|---------------------|------10------------------10------|
|---------------------|-7h12------------------------12p7-|
|---------------------|----------------------------------|
__D D D__U____U__U______D____D__D D__D U____U__U U__U
You should be able to figure out the ups and down strokes by yourself now.
A-major arpeggio 1:a__A-major arpeggio 1:b
__3 2 1 2 1 2 3________ 1 4 2 3 2 1 2 1 2 3 2 4 1
|-------5-------------|-------------5-------------|
|-----5---5-----------|-----------5---5-----------|
|---6-------6---------|---------6-------6---------|
|-7-----------7-------|-------7-----------7-------|
|---------------------|-----7---------------7-----|
|---------------------|-5h9-------------------9p5-|


A-major arpeggio 2:a__ A-major arpeggio 2:b
__2__3__1__4__1__3__2____1__4__2__2__2__1__4__1__2 __2__2__4__1
|-------12-17p12-------|----------------12-17p12----------------|
|----14----------14----|-------------14----------14-------------|
|-14----------------14-|----------14----------------14----------|
|----------------------|-------14----------------------14-------|
|----------------------|-12h16----------------------------16p12-|
|----------------------|----------------------------------------|


A-major arpeggio 3:a__ A-major arpeggio 3:b
__1 2__1 4__1 2__1______1 4__3__1 2__1 4__1 2__1 3__4__1
|------9h12p9---------|--------------9h12p9--------------|
|---10--------10------|-----------10--------10-----------|
|-9--------------9----|---------9--------------9---------|
|---------------------|------11------------------11------|
|---------------------|-7h12------------------------12p7-|
|---------------------|----------------------------------|
The fingerings for the following arpeggios: 1:a, 2:a and 2:b can be played with finger rolls, that would look like this:
A-minor arpeggio 1:a__ A-minor arpeggio 1:b
__3 1 1 1 1 1 3________ 1 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 1
|-------5-------------|-------------5-------------|
|-----5---5-----------|-----------5---5-----------|
|---5-------5---------|---------5-------5---------|
|-7-----------7-------|-------7-----------7-------|
|---------------------|-----7---------------7-----|
|---------------------|-5h8-------------------8p5-|
__D D D U U U U________ D__ D D D D U U U U U U


A-minor arpeggio 2:a__ A-minor arpeggio 2:b
__1__4__3__3__2__1__4__1__2__3__3__4__1
|----------------12-17p12----------------|
|-------------13----------13-------------|
|----------14----------------14----------|
|-------14----------------------14-------|
|-12h15----------------------------15p12-|
|----------------------------------------|
__U____ U__U__U__U__D____ D__D__D__D
You have to decide sometimes how you want to finger and sweep the arpeggios. Of course can you do all types of different arpeggios by adding or removing single notes like for example:
|-------5-8p5-----------5-8p-5-------|---------------------------|
|-----5-------5-------5--------5-----|---------------------------|
|---5-----------5---5------------5---|---------------------------|
|-7---------------7----------------7-|-------5-----------5-------|
|------------------------------------|-----5---5-------5---5-----|
|------------------------------------|-5h8-------8p5h8-------8p5-|
Or you can do arpeggios like add9 and maj7 or other kinds, for example:
A-minor add9 arpeggio
__1__4__2__3__1__2__1__2__1__3__2__4__1
|-------------------12-------------------|
|-------------12h13----13p12-------------|
|----------14----------------14----------|
|-------14----------------------14-------|
|-12h15----------------------------15p12-|
|----------------------------------------|


A7-arpegggio
__1__4__3__1__3__4__1__4__3__1__3__4__1__
|-------------------12-------------------|
|----------------14----14----------------|
|----------12h14----------14p12----------|
|-------14----------------------14-------|
|-12h16----------------------------16p12-|
|----------------------------------------|
And so on... The only thing you need to do is to look at the basic arpeggio and then add the single missing note of the other arpeggio. In my exercises (at the bottom of the page) you will also learn other different kinds of arpeggios. Diminished Aarpeggios. Diminished means that it is a scale were there is one note on every third fret:
3____ 4____ 5____ 6____ 7____ 8____ 9____ 10____11____12____13____14__
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|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|
|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|
|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|
|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|
|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|-----|-----|-(£)-|
This is an A C D# and F# arpeggio scale. These scales are very common in classical music or for example Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai or any other neoclassical music. Diminished arpeggios sometimes sound out of key, but it's very effective sometimes because it doesn't have any major or minor, because an A diminished arpeggio is also a C, D# and F# diminished arpeggio. That's because they always look the same. For example when someone tell you to play a G diminished arpeggio they also tell you to play an A#, C# and E arpeggio. An A-Diminished arpeggio doesn't fit well to an A-minor song. Why? Because; first of all, an F# is not a part of the A-minor scale, it's a part of the major scale. And second, and probably most important, of all, a D# isn't a part of the A-minor/major scale at all. But of course you can play what ever you want to. What sounds best to an A-minor song then? Well that would be a B-Diminished arpeggio because all of the four notes are included to the A scales. One of them is G# though (that's a A-major note) but that doesn't really matter. After all that's what makes Diminished to what it is, right! So for example to a song in: D-minor use E-Diminished arpeggio F#-minor use G#-Diminished arpeggio etc. To songs in major: G-major use F#-Diminished arpeggio (that's what you would use to an E-minor which has the same scale as G-major) B-major use A#-Diminished arpeggio etc. OK, now I'm going to give you some examples (still in A) of how to play them:
|------5-8p5-----------5-8p------|------8-11p8----------8-11p8------|
|----7-------7-------7------7----|---10--------10----10--------10---|
|5h8-----------8p5h8----------8p5|11--------------11--------------11|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|
|--------------------------------|----------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------|
|-------------------10-------------------|
|--------------8h11----11p8--------------|
|---------7h10--------------10p7---------|
|-----6h9------------------------9p6-----|
|-5h8--------------------------------8p5-|


|-8p5-----5-----------------------------------------|
|-----7-----7------7--------------------------------|
|-------8-----8p5----8p5---8--------5-------2-------|
|------------------------7---10p7-----7p4-----4p1---|
|---------------------------------9-------6-------3-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
etc. It's very easy to make different kinds of diminished arpeggios, just go after the scale. That's enough with the sweeping for now, more of it in the exercises section below. 02. Tapping. What is tapping? Tapping is an art of playing that was popularized in the late seventies by Eddie Van Halen. The point with tapping is to play with an extremely high speed that otherwise would be almost impossible to play using the sweeping technique. But there is also a "feeling" with the tapping; it sounds very clean and can be played just because of its amazing sound. How do I tap? When you tap, you use your right finger (the one that holds the pick) to hammer on a note and then release it. You can either do like Eddie Van Halen and use your index finger and then hold the pick with your middle finger. But some feel comfortable with using the middle finger as tapping finger. Here are some examples of tapping, Play them over and over again the fastest you can. You should be able to play it at 600-700 npm (1 npm = 1 note/minute). If you are good you should be able to handle it at 900 npm: If you want to tap - you hammer your right index or middle finger directly on the (in this case) 12th note. As you pull it of it you already have your left pinky on the 8 fret. So you will then hear a C. When you then pull the C off you already have your left pointerfinger on the 5 fret, you will then hear an A. After that you simply hammer with your left pinky on the 8 fret and then with your right index on the 12 fret. After that you repeat it over and over again.
p=pull off
h=hammer on

____A-minor__________________________

____T________T________T________T____
|---12p8p5h8h12p8p5h8h12p8p5h8h12p8p5---|
Like that. If you want to play for example paschendale, which starts with E you pick that with your finger and not with the pick. It will be easier that way.
T - tap with right finger. The most common way of tapping:

____A-minor____________________ F__________________________ 

_T______T______T______T______T______T______T___ ___T 
|12-5-8-12-5-8-12-5-8-12-5-8-13-5-8-13-5-8-13-5-8-13-5-8-|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


__G______________________________ A-minor

__T______ T______ T______ T______ T______ T______ T______ T
|-15-7-10-15-7-10-15-7-10-15-7-10-17-8-12-17-8-12-17-8-12-17-8-12-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


__A-minor____________________________ F__________________________ 

_T________T________T________T________T________T ________T________T
|12-8-5-8-12-8-5-8-12-8-5-8-12-8-5-8-13-8-5-8-13-8-5-8-13-8-5-8-13|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


__G

_T__________T__________T__________T
|-8-5-8-15-10-7-10-15-10-7-10-15-10-7-10-15-10-7-10-|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------|


__A-minor

__T__________T__________T__________T______ 
|-17-12-8-12-17-12-8-12-17-12-8-12-17-12-8-12---|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------o-|
|---------------------------------------------o-|
|-----------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------|
Using a loose string. Another way to play is by using a loose string. This exemple is from the intro to iron maidens paschendale. It's very easy and shouldn't be any problems.
E-minor

|0-8-12-0-7-12-0-5-12-0-3-12-0-5-12--0-7-12-0-5-12-0-3-12-0-2-12-0-12|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
This exemple is from the intro to van halens "hot for teacher." This, on the other hand, is a bit harder than paschendale. Start with it slowly and build up the speed so it doesn't get all bad.
A-minor

________T____________T____________T____________T
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|
|-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|


D-major

__T____________T____________T____________T____T___ _ 
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------12-0-3-7-|
|-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9----------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


__D-minor__________________ 

__T____________T____________T____________T
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-9-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


__G-major

__T____________T____________T________ T
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------12-0-3-7-|
|-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9----7----------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|


__G-minor__________________ C-major

__T____________T____________T____________T
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-5-9-12-9-5-0-3-7-|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------|


__G-major

__T____________T____________T
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|-12-7-3-0-3-7-12-7-3-0-5-9-12-9--|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|


A-minor scale

__T______T__________ T__________ T__________ T__________ T
|-12-5-8-12-8-7-5-------------------------------------------|
|-----------------h8-12-8-7-5-------------------------------|
|-----------------------------h8-12-8-7-5-------------------|
|-----------------------------------------h8-12-8-7-5-------|
|-----------------------------------------------------h8-12-|
|-----------------------------------------------------------|

|------------|
|------------|
|----------2-|
|----------2-|
|-10-7-5-0-0-|
|------------|
Switching strings. The examples I'm giving you are pretty easy, if you do them fast, it sound really cool. You can use these tricks in many songs and especially blues or jam. I've put out the fingerings that I use.
7______ 8______ 9______ 10______11______12
|--(B)--|-------|-------|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|
|-------|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|-------|--(B)--|
|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|-------|-------|--(G)--|
|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|-------|-------|--(D)--|
|--(E)--|-------|-------|--(G)--|-------|--(A)--|
|--(B)--|-------|-------|--(D)--|-------|--(E)--|

E-minor pentatonic

__T__1 4__T__2 4__T__1 3 T__2 4__T__2 4 T__2 4
|-12-7-10--------------------------------------|
|---------12-8-10--------12-8-10---------------|
|-----------------12-7-9---------12-7-9--------|
|---------------------------------------12-7-9-|
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|

__T__2 4 T__2 4 T__1 4__T__1 3 T__1 4__T__1 4
|----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------|
|-12-7-9---------------------------------------|
|--------12-7-9---------12-7-9-----------------|
|---------------12-7-10--------12-7-10---------|
|--------------------------------------12-7-10-|
A-minor pentatonic string switching with a loose string:
__T________T________T________T________T________T__ ______T________T
|-12-0-5-8----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------12-0-5-8-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------12-0-5-7----------12-0-5-7----------------------|
|----------------------------12-0-5-7----------12-0-5-7-------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------12-0-5-7----|
|----------------------------------------------------------------12-|

|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|---------|
|-0-5-8-5-|

This sound's cool:
__A______E______C______G______D______A
__T______T______T______T______T______T
|-12-5-9--------------------------------------|
|--------12-5-9-------------------------------|
|---------------12-5-9------------------------|
|----------------------12-5-9-----------------|
|-----------------------------12-5-9----------|
|------------------------------------12-5-9-5-|

try to play them in different ways. for example:
__T______T______T______T______T______T
|-12-5-9------------------------------------|
|--------12-5-9--------12-5-9---------------|
|---------------12-5-9--------12-5-9--------|
|------------------------------------12-5-9-|
|-------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------|

__T______T______T______T______T______T
|---------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------|
|-12-5-9--------------------------------------|
|--------12-5-9--------12-5-9-----------------|
|---------------12-5-9--------12-5-9----------|
|------------------------------------12-5-9-5-|


__T______T______T______T______T______T______T_____ _T
|--------------------------------------------------12-5-9-5-|
|------------------------------------12-5-9-----------------|
|----------------------12-5-9---------------12-5-9----------|
|--------12-5-9---------------12-5-9------------------------|
|---------------12-5-9--------------------------------------|
|-12-5-9----------------------------------------------------|
Same thing with all the other string switching; try them in different way's. 03. Other Arpeggios. I don't really know if you could name this type of arpeggios, but anyway here they are.
A-minor
____4 1 1 4 1 1______ 4__1 2__4__1 2________4__1__2__4__1__2
|---8p5---8p5-----|---12p8----12p8------|---15p12----15p12----|
|-------5-----5---|--------10------10---|---------13-------13-|
|-o-------------o-|-o-----------------o-|-o-------------------|
|-o-------------o-|-o-----------------o-|-o-------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|---------------------|

A
____4 1 1 4 1 1______ 4__1 2__4__1 2________4__1__2__4__1__2
|---9p5---9p5-----|---12p9----12p9------|---15p12----15p12----|
|-------5-----5---|--------10------10---|---------14-------14-|
|-o-------------o-|-o-----------------o-|-o-------------------|
|-o-------------o-|-o-----------------o-|-o-------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|---------------------|
|-----------------|---------------------|---------------------|
This example is from the solo to Dio's "Don't Talk To Strangers." It's very useful when you want the taping sound when it's difficult to tap. Play it slowly and then speed things up, it's not easy, but it's a common shredding technique.
D-minor

|---10h13p10----------10h13p10------------|
|------------13p10h13----------13p10h13---|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


|---10h13p10----------10h13p10------------|
|------------11p10h11----------11p10h11---|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|


|---12h15p12----------12h15p12------------|
|------------13p12h13----------13p12h13---|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|
|-----------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------|

|---13h17p13----------13h17p13------------|-17-20^22--|
|------------15p13h15----------15p13h15---|-----------|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|-----------|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------|
|-----------------------------------------|-----------|
Here is another way to play an arpeggio. This is an example from Yngwie Malmsteens ⌠Arpeggios from hell. This technique allows you to play big arpeggios without sweeping.
E-minor
__________________________________________________ 
|-----------------------------------------------7--|
|-----------------------------------------8---8---8|
|-----------------------------------9---9---9------|
|-----------------------5---5-9-5-9---9------------|
|-----------------7---7---7------------------------|
|-0-0-3-0-3-7-3-7---7------------------------------|

 __________ (E-minor scale) 
|--7-12-0-0-15p14p12-15p14p12|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|
|----------------------------|


(E-minor sweeping)
|-19p15-----------------------------------------------------|
|-------17----17--------------------------------------------|
|----------16----16----16-----------------------------------|
|-------------------17----17-14-17-14----14-----------------|
|-------------------------------------14----14-10-14-10-----|
|-------------------------------------------------------12~-|

(A-minor)
|-------------------------------------------12----12-15^17-|
|----------------------------------13----13----13----------|
|-------------------------14----14----14-------------------|
|-------10----10-14-10-14----14----------------------------|
|-12-12----12----------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

(Diminished)
|18-15-------------------------------------------------------------|
|------17----17----------------------------------------------------|
|---------18----18-15-18-15----15----------------------------------|
|---------------------------17----17-14-17-14----14----------------|
|---------------------------------------------16----16-13-16-13----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------15~|


|17-14-------------------------------------------------------------|
|------16----16----------------------------------------------------|
|---------17----17-14-17-14----14----------------------------------|
|---------------------------16----16-13-16-13----13----------------|
|---------------------------------------------15----15-12-15-12----|
|---------------------------------------------------------------14~|

E-minor__ B________
|---15-12----14-11----15-12----14-11------|-15-14-|
|---------12-------12-------12-------12---|-------|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|-------|
|-o-------------------------------------o-|-------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------|
|-----------------------------------------|-------|

(E-minor harmonic scale)
|-15-14-12\11------------------------------------------------|
|-------------13-12-10---------------------------------------|
|----------------------12-11-9\8-----------------------------|
|--------------------------------10-9-7----------------------|
|---------------------------------------10-9-7\6-------------|
|------------------------------------------------8-7-5\3\2-0-|
Now I've got some sweeping exercises for you, you should by now be able to figure out the fingers and the way to use the pick by yourself. All the exercises are based on real songs, but you don't have to hear them to understand. If for some reason have to, you can always download them at DC++ or something (except for the first exercise, witch is from a Swedish book).
Exersise 1.
This is a beginner lesson that I got from a book.

___A-minor______________ D-minor______________ E
|--------12-17p12--------------10-13p10--------------12-16p12------|
|-----13----------13--------10----------10--------12----------12---|
|o-14----------------14--10----------------10--13----------------13|
|o-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------|

__A-minor add9______________A-minor
1th________________________2nd__________________
|-------12-17p12----------|-------12-17p12-------|
|----13----------13\12----|----13----------13----|
|-14--------------------o-|-14----------------14-|
|-----------------------o-|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|
|-------------------------|----------------------|

A7__________________________________ D-minor            
|-------12-15p12----------12-15p12----------13-17p13----|
|----14----------14----14----------14----15----------15-|
|-14----------------14----------------14----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

                   G7__________________________________ 
|------13-17p13-----------10-13p10----------10-13p10----|
|---15----------15-----12----------12----12----------12-|
|14-----------------12----------------12----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

_C                                    F maj7_________
|------12-15p12----------12-15p12----------8-12p8----|
|---13----------13----13----------13----10--------10-|
|12----------------12----------------10--------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

 _________________B-Diminished                                
|------8-12p8----------10-13p10-----------10-13p10----------10|
|---10--------10----12-----------12----12----------12----12---|
|10--------------10-----------------10----------------13------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|

|-13p10----------10-13p10----------13-16p13-------|
|-------12----12----------12----15----------15----|
|----------13----------------16----------------16-|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
Exercise 2. From the bridge of "Man On The Silver Mountain" by Rainbow. This is easy when you play it slowly, but when you speed things up it suddenly becomes really hard! Blackmore plays this at about 450 npm.
__D-minor________________________ A#
|-5-------5-------5-------5-------6-------6-------6-------6-------|
|---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
|-----7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7-------7---|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
__U U D D U U D D U U D D U U D D U U D D U U D D U U D D U U D D

__________________________________
|-5-------5-------5-------5-------|
|---6---6---6---6---6---6---6---6-|
|-----7------7--------7-------7---|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|
|---------------------------------|

 F                                            A#_____________________
|8----------8----------8----------8-----------10----------10---------|
|--10----10---10----10---10----10---10----10-----11----11----11----11|
|-----10---------10---------10---------10-----------10----------10---|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

 _C______________________ A#                       
|-12----------12----------10----------10----------|
|----13----13----13----13----11----11----11----11-|
|-------12----------12----------10----------10----|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|

__G-minor__________D#______________F__________________ ____ G-minor
|-6-------6---------------------------------------------------|
|---8---8---8---8--8-------8-------10----------10----------8--|
|-----7-------7------8---8---8---8----10----10----10----10----|
|----------------------8-------8---------10----------10-------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|
Exersise 3. 1 minute into the song "No Boundaries" by Michael Angelo Batio. This is not a so well known bit, but I think it is very good. It's pretty easy to play slowly, but Michael Angelo, believe it or not, plays it at 840 npm!
|-------13-17p13----------13-17p13----------13-17p13----|
|----15----------15----15----------15----15----------15-|
|-14----------------14----------------14----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|------13-17p13-----------13-18p13----------13-18p13----|
|---15----------15-----15----------15----15----------15-|
|14-----------------15----------------15----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|------13-15p10----------10-15p10-----------10-17p13----|
|---15----------11----11----------11-----11----------15-|
|15----------------12-----------------12----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------13-17p13----------17-22-17----------17-17p13----|
|----15----------15----18----------18----18----------15-|
|-14----------------19----------------19----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|

|-------13-18p13-----------13-18p13----------13-15p10----|
|----15----------15-----15----------15----15----------11-|
|-15-----------------15----------------15----------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------|


|------10-15p10-----------10-17p13----------13-15p13----|
|---11----------11-----11----------15----15----------15-|
|12-----------------12----------------14----------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|


|------17-22p17-----------------------13--18p13----|
|---18----------18-----------------15-----------15-|
|19----------------19-----------15-----------------|
|---------------------19---------------------------|
|------------------------20p17---------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------|


|------13-18p13----------10-15-10----------10-18-13----|
|---15----------15----11----------11----11----------15-|
|15----------------12----------------12----------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|


|------13--17p13----------13-17p13----------17-22p17-|
|---15-----------15----15----------15----18----------|
|12-----------------14----------------19-------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|


|---------------------13--18p13----------13-18p13----|
|18----------------15-----------15----15----------15-|
|---19----------15-----------------15----------------|
|------19--------------------------------------------|
|---------20p17--------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------|

|------10-15p10----------10-18p13----------10--15p10-------------|
|---11----------11----11----------15----11-----------11----------|
|12----------------12----------------12-----------------12-------|
|----------------------------------------------------------12----|
|-------------------------------------------------------------13-|
|----------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------10-15p10----------------------------12-17p12-|
|-------------11----------11----------------------13----------|
|----------12----------------12----------------14-------------|
|-------12----------------------12----------14----------------|
|-10h13----------------------------13-12h15-------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------|


|---------------------------10-13p10----------10-12p9----------|
|13----------------------11----------11----11---------11----11-|
|---14----------------10----------------10---------------12----|
|------14----------12------------------------------------------|
|---------15--8h13---------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------|


|9-15p11----------11---15p11----------11-17p13----------13-17p13|
|--------13----13------------13----13----------15----15---------|
|-----------12------------------12----------------14------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------|


|----------13--18p15----------15-18p15----------15-20p17----------|
|-15----15-----------16----16----------16----16----------18----18-|
|----14-----------------15----------------15----------------17----|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|


|-17-20p17----------17-20p17----------17-\17p14----------14-17b18-|
|----------18----18----------19----19-----------16----16----------|
|-------------17----------------20-----------------17-------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|

|(17b)19r17-14-14b15-|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
|--------------------|
Exercise 4. My last exercise will be the intro arpeggios for Eugene's trick bag from crossroads (Paganini's 5th, performed by Steve Vai). It's kind of difficult but like everything else just learn it and play it a thousand times and you will be able to handle it perfect. Steve Vai plays this as fast as 550 npm!
A-minor
|-----------------8-12-8---------------|
|--------------10--------10------------|
|------------9--------------9----------|
|-------7h10------------------10p7-----|
|-----7----------------------------7---|
|-5h8--------------------------------8-|
__1 4 1 1 4__3 4__1 4__1 4__3 4__1 1 4

E7
|-----------------7-----------------|
|---------------9---9---------------|
|-----------7-9-------9p7-----------|
|-------6-9---------------9-6-------|
|---5-7-----------------------7-5---|
|-7---------------------------------|
__3 
A7
|-----------------5---------------|
|-------------5-8---8-5-----------|
|-----------6-----------6---------|
|-------5-7---------------5-7-----|
|-----7-----------------------7---|
|-5-9---------------------------9-|

D-minor
|--------------------10-13-10------------------|
|-----------------10----------10---------------|
|--------------10----------------10------------|
|---------7h12----------------------12p7-------|
|-------8---------------------------------8----|
|-5h10--------------------------------------10-|

B-Diminished
|--------------------------------------------|
|----------------------12--------------------|
|----------------10-13----13-10--------------|
|-----------9h12----------------12-9---------|
|------8h11--------------------------11-8----|
|-7h10------------------------------------10-|

A-minor_____________________________E-major
|-------------------5---8----12p8/--16-----|
|---------------5-----5---10---------------|
|-----------5-----5------------------------|
|-------7-----7----------------------------|
|---7-----7--------------------------------|
|-5---8----------------------------------0-|
I hope this was a good lesson, although it was my first. I'm sorry about the mess-ups, if you copy and paste this into a word document it will fit better (size 9 Courier New).
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