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Please approve the lesson, it's broken into 3 parts, they're pretty helpful. If possible,
approve the full version of my lesson, that I submitted.

LESSON BY CLEPTOBISMAL

ADVANCED SWEEPING EXERCISES


ROLLING SWEEPS:

These sweeps I recommend most to build your ability to use your picking hand freely, without having to put much thought into it. This will make Complex
Sweeps easier to focus on.

These exercises will include the basic 5 and 6-String Rolls.

5-String Rolls:

MINOR

[--------------12h17p12--------------------12h17~]
[------------13--------13----------------13------]
[----------14------------14------------14--------]
[--------14----------------14--------14----------]
[---12h15--------------------15p12h15------------]
[------------------------------------------------]


MAJOR

[--------------12h17p12--------------------12h17~]
[------------14--------14----------------14------]
[----------14------------14------------14--------]
[--------14----------------14--------14----------]
[---12h16--------------------16p12h16------------]
[------------------------------------------------]


AUGMENTED

This is the hardest of all 5-String Rolling Sweeps, It's Augmented so it's
very dissonant, I hardly use it at all, but if you like feel free to use it.

[--------------13h17p13--------------------13h17~]
[------------14--------14----------------14------]
[----------14------------14------------14--------]
[--------15----------------15--------15----------]
[---12h16--------------------16p12h16------------]
[------------------------------------------------]


6-String Rolls

MINOR

[----------------13h17p13------------------------13h17~]
[--------------15--------15--------------------15------]
[------------14------------14----------------14--------]
[----------15----------------15------------15----------]
[--------17--------------------17--------17------------]
[---13h17------------------------17p13h17--------------]


MINOR (var.)

[----------------12h15p12------------------------12h15~]
[--------------12--------12--------------------12------]
[------------12------------12----------------12--------]
[----------14----------------14------------14----------]
[--------14--------------------14--------14------------]
[---12h15------------------------15p12h15--------------]


MAJOR

[----------------12h15p12------------------------12h15~]
[--------------13--------13--------------------13------]
[------------12------------12----------------12--------]
[----------14----------------14------------14----------]
[--------15--------------------15--------15------------]
[---12h15------------------------15p12h15--------------]


MAJOR (var.)

[----------------12h16p12------------------------12h16~]
[--------------12--------12--------------------12------]
[------------13------------13----------------13--------]
[----------14----------------14------------14----------]
[--------14--------------------14--------14------------]
[---12h16------------------------16p12p16--------------]


MAJOR 7th

This is what I consider the hardest of all 6-String Rolls.

[----------------12h16p12------------------------12h16~]
[--------------12--------12--------------------12------]
[------------13------------13----------------13--------]
[----------12----------------12------------12----------]
[--------14--------------------14--------14------------]
[---12h16------------------------16p12h16--------------]



SWEEP TAPPING:

Sweep Tapping is pretty easy to get the hang of once you've mastered the
basics. Remember to keep your middle finger out of action while picking so
that it is free to do work when it comes to the tapping bits.

To Sweep Tap, you take your picking hand, and use your free middle finger to
tap out the final note.

Keep in Mind

When tapping you put the most emphasis on the note right before the tap.

EX: 12h17t20p17p12h17~

The note right before the tap will appear the most, so since it takes up the
most amount of time, it would make sense that it stands out the most, Right?

The easiest way to put focus on this note is to use your tapping finger to
pull hard off of the note after tapping.

MAJOR

[-----------12h15t20p15p12--------------12h15t20p15p12--------------12h15~]
[---------13--------------13----------13--------------13----------13------]
[-------12------------------12------12------------------12------12--------]
[-----14----------------------14--14----------------------14--14----------]
[---15--------------------------15--------------------------15------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------------------------]


(on the tapping bit, you can substitute with 12h15t20p15t20p15p12h15 and
continue doing so until you feel like dropping back into the sweep. This
will give you more time to think about what you're doing and what you're
going to do next.)

MINOR

[-----------13h15t22p15p13--------------13h15t22p15p13--------------13h15~]
[---------15--------------15----------15--------------15----------15------]
[-------14------------------14------14------------------14------14--------]
[-----15----------------------15--15----------------------15--15----------]
[---17--------------------------17--------------------------17------------]
[-------------------------------------------------------------------------]


MINOR ROLLING

[--------------12h17t20p17p12-------------------12h17t20p17~]
[------------13--------------13---------------13------------]
[----------14------------------14-----------14--------------]
[--------14----------------------14--------14---------------]
[---12h15--------------------------15p12h15-----------------]
[-----------------------------------------------------------]


MAJOR ROLLING

[--------------12h16t21p16p12--------------------12h16t21p16~]
[------------14--------------14----------------14------------]
[----------14------------------14------------14--------------]
[--------14----------------------14--------14----------------]
[---12h16--------------------------16p12h16------------------]
[------------------------------------------------------------]


ADDING NOTES TO CHANGE SCALE/TAPPING SEQUENCES:

By adding/changing notes in the sequences, you add WAY more feel to it.
Remember, you don't have to stick to these tapping patterns or time
sequences.

EX:

Instead of [---12h16t21p16~] try [---12h16t19p16~] or [--12h16t18p16~]

You can also try using your tapping finger to TAP, SLIDE UP, SLIDE BACK,
then RELEASE.

EX:

[---12h17t19/20\19p17~]

OR you can try bending with your tapping finger

[---12h1519b20r19p15~]

Also, instead of tapping you could try sliding up to the note with your
non-picking hand and then back down.

EX:

[-----------13h17/20\17p13---------]
[---------15--------------15-------]
[-------14------------------14-----]
[-----15----------------------15---]
[---17--------------------------17~]
[----------------------------------]


You can come up with a bunch of different things to try. As long as the
notes fit together properly it doesn't matter what order they're in.
Remember, when playing Augmented keep all notes a M3 apart (4 notes
apart.) and When playing Diminished keep all notes a m3 apart (3 notes apart.)


6-STRING SWEEPS W/ ALTERNATE PICKING


Remember that the goal is to pick every note note that is not involved in the
sweep (pick every note that is accompanied by another note on the same
string.)

MINOR
    1  4 1  4 2 1 2 1  4  1 2 1 2 4 1 4  1    <Recommended Fingering.
[-------------------13-17-13-----------------]
[-----------------15--------15---------------]
[---------------14------------14-------------]
[-------------15----------------15-----------]
[--------12-17--------------------17-12------]
[---10-13------------------------------13-10~]


MAJOR
    1 4 1  4 3 1 2 1  3  1 2 1 3 4  1 4 1    <Recommended Fingering.
[------------------12-15-12----------------]
[----------------13--------13--------------]
[--------------12------------12------------]
[------------14----------------14----------]
[-------10-15--------------------15-10-----]
[---8-12------------------------------12-8~]



SWEEPING W/ LEGATO RUNS

I found this while watching a Becker vid. It combines sweeping and legato.

Remember, keep your hand moving up the neck between phrases.

EX: Jason Becker's ungodly creation.
    1 3 4 1 1 3 4 1 2 1 4  1 2 1 2 1 1 1 2 1 1   < Recommended Fingering.
[---------------------6h10p6-------------------]
[-------------------8--------8-----------------]
[-----------------7------------7---------------]
[-----------5h7h8----------------8p7\5---------]
[---------5----------------------------5-------]
[---3h5h6--------------------------------6p5\3~]



Thanks for taking the time to read my lesson, if you have any questions just
comment me, or E-mail me at cleptobismal@hotmail.com


If you'd like me to submit more exercises, just contact me and I'll see what
I can do, thanks.

key:

~ Vibrato
b Bend
r Release from bend
t Tap
p Pull-off
h Hammer-on
Last edited by cleptobismal at Feb 4, 2009,
#2
Stick your tabs within CODE tags, it will organise them and make them look neater.

Make your titles bold rather than capitalised, it looks neater.

The recap at the beginning of the second part isn't particularly necessary.

Otherwise you have a high chance of getting this uploaded. For sweep picking, one of the most popular things to write a column/lesson on, these are good examples.
#3
thanks, I'll edit them right now.

I submitted the Lesson as a whole already, is it possiblie to edit that and have that approved?
#6
this is awesome man! extremely helpful. i find it heaps hard to sweep pick the same notes string after string. like 14 on the D 14 on the G and 14 on the B. any tips?