#1
Hi everyone, I have a little question concerning sweep picking.

Today I've started practicing this technique, and there is this certain exercise on the bottom 3 string that goes like this:


e ------12--12-------
B ----14-------14----
G --12-----------12--

For this exercise I only use my index finger & middle finger. The sweeping goes fine synchronized with my right hand, the only problem is that when I finish the sweeping pattern once, and return on the 12th fret of the G-string, I notice that the bottom string always has a harmonic playing. I've figured that this is because every time I sweep back up the e-string is still ringing and slightly hits my finger to create the harmonic.

This doesn't occur when I'm doing arpeggios which don't have a certain "barré" pattern to it. I've tried arcing over the string somehow, but it doesn't feel comfortable and reduces my accuracy. Does anyone else experience this?

Thanks in advance,
ItWillDo

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#2
i think this happens to me....((im not a very good sweeper...not a very good nything really)
it happens when i do this
D|---------15-19-15--------
A|----17---------------17----
F|16-----------------------16

but i just think my finger clips one of the strings or something
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
#4
Quote by padgea7x
i think this happens to me....((im not a very good sweeper...not a very good nything really not a very good nything really)
it happens when i do this
D|---------15-19-15--------
A|----17---------------17----
F|16-----------------------16

but i just think my finger clips one of the strings or something

that under lined part is so true padge...
*teeheehee*
#5
Quote by tukk04
that under lined part is so true padge...
*teeheehee*



:0


..........now i feel ashamed.....
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
#6
Quote by padgea7x
:0


..........now i feel ashamed.....

Yeah you just got hit where it hurts...
*goes to point to cajones and suddenly points to guitar*
...your skill
#7
Quote by tukk04
Yeah you just got hit where it hurts...
*goes to point to cajones and suddenly points to guitar*
...your skill


:0
now i must find a bad point in you...uhh................i cant find one......im going to go home now..........(gets up walks outside...then walks back in)
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
#8
Quote by tukk04
what pickups and kind of guitar do you have
and what tuning


Well i've put the exercise in GBe, but actually i'm tuned in drop C, so it's the same thing only a full step lower.

Also, i'm using a Dean Razorback Explosion and the Seymour Duncan Dimebucker bridge pick-up. So basically I'm able to hear the harmonic very clearly as soon as I make the slightest mistake. I'm trying to get everything perfect, so I don't feel like progressing and dragging this mistake the whole way.

My Youtube Page

I wrote this story so many days ago
and the words kept falling onto pages.
Without the loss we can't go on
and with the loss we became strong.

#9
yeah for some reason last night i got so much better at decending scales
i used to suck at them
maybe it was the exercise ive been getting with your mum...
...but would you still like to be friends with your new daddy?
EDIT: im talking to you padge
#10
Quote by ItWillDo
Well i've put the exercise in GBe, but actually i'm tuned in drop C, so it's the same thing only a full step lower.

Also, i'm using a Dean Razorback Explosion and the Seymour Duncan Dimebucker bridge pick-up. So basically I'm able to hear the harmonic very clearly as soon as I make the slightest mistake. I'm trying to get everything perfect, so I don't feel like progressing and dragging this mistake the whole way.

turn down the tone knob and try les gain or use a noisegate
#11
Quote by tukk04
yeah for some reason last night i got so much better at decending scales
i used to suck at them
maybe it was the exercise ive been getting with your mum...
...but would you still like to be friends with your new daddy?
EDIT: im talking to you padge


Hell Yeah!!!
now i can pester you about everything!!
teach me how to play guitar daddy!!

oh wait is normal if your sons **** is bigger than yours?
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
#12
Quote by tukk04
turn down the tone knob and try les gain or use a noisegate

But that would be considered cheating. I'm actually trying to perfectionize the technique here, not cheat my way into doing it well.

My Youtube Page

I wrote this story so many days ago
and the words kept falling onto pages.
Without the loss we can't go on
and with the loss we became strong.

#14
Quote by tukk04
padge, when will you stop having those "huge ****" dreams?
silly little boy!


i'm sorry daddy!!!!!!

will you forgive me?
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off
#15
maybe..... now GO TO YOUR MOTHER F***ING ROOM YOUNG MAN! AND IGNORE THE SCREAMING COMING FROM YOUR MUMS BEDROOM
#16
Quote by ItWillDo
But that would be considered cheating. I'm actually trying to perfectionize the technique here, not cheat my way into doing it well.

well technique is very very important but so is having the right sound for your style. You woundn't go to a trivium show and see them using hollow body guitars, 10 watt amps and a ds-1. Your gear is enssential to your sound, almost as much as your playing.
#17
Quote by tukk04
maybe..... now GO TO YOUR MOTHER F***ING ROOM YOUNG MAN! AND IGNORE THE SCREAMING COMING FROM YOUR MUMS BEDROOM


*puts music on louder....turns it from "low" to " the volume that is so high you cant hear your parents having sex"*


now....i can get back to my.....uh......penis excercise
They made me do push ups in drag

I'm gonna have a really hard time if we're both cannibals and racists.

Don't dress as a whore, he'll thump you.

I'm a firework, primed to go off