#1
I'm still trying to learn Alaska. There's just one part I'm having trouble with. The part with the string skipping sweep with the hammer-on.

|------------7---12h15p12-|
|---------8--------------------|
|------9-----------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--7---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

Should I hammer on to the first 12 or up-pick it? When I hammer on I can't seem to get much volume out of it, but if I up pick it, it kind of throws off my rhythm and makes it harder to get the hammer-on on the 15th fret. Any advice? Thanks in advance
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#3
What exactly do you mean by sweep tap? I'm asking how I should play the 12 before the 15. Whether I should up pick or hammer on?
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#4
The 15 is most likely tapped so to get the time to move your hand up the 12 is likely hammered.
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#5
Or you could shift your hand right for the 12 and hammer with the pinky. its what I would do.

But I take all steps possible to avoid tapping haha :P

Cuz im a lazy prick

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#6
hammering from the 12 to the 15 isnt that hard it just takes some stretch exercises and some legato practice u dont even have to do that just practice doin the sweep with hammering the 15 it will come with time
#7
thanks...I guess I'll just have to keep practicing it really slow with the metronome. that's definately the hardest part of the song for me
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#8
But I take all steps possible to avoid tapping haha :P

Cuz im a lazy prick

I dunno, left hand legato is harder than both hands they way I see it.
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#9
Do this
---I--R-M--I----P--RHI---P
|------------7---12h15p12-|
|---------8--------------------|
|------9-----------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--7---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

I-index, R-Ring, M-Middle, P-pinky/little. RHI-Right hand index.

It helps to have you picking hand sweep the strings at around the 20th fret.
#10
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Do this
---I--R-M--I----P--RHI---P
|------------7---12h15p12-|
|---------8--------------------|
|------9-----------------------|
|-------------------------------|
|--7---------------------------|
|-------------------------------|

I-index, R-Ring, M-Middle, P-pinky/little. RHI-Right hand index.

It helps to have you picking hand sweep the strings at around the 20th fret.

Yup. That's how I'm doing it....Except I'm tapping with my RH middle finger so I don't have to drop the pick. thanks
I hate my sig