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#1
Who came up with it, to use for shredding? I think i heard that it's used in jazz (at a slower tempo I guess) but who started using it for shred first? Or jazz I guess as well.
#2
Les Paul possibly.

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A s far as I know Uli Jon Roth was the first guy to use it in a shred context.
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Probably les paul.
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Are you sure, I guess that the "rake" idea of arpgeggios must have been around for a while. But it must have been someone like Van Halen who first used it for shredding
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#11
the main riff and solo in the rainbow song 'kill the king' feature sweeping at a relatively fast tempo, it's pretty old.
#12
I think it was Jesus. Really underated player. People tend to focus on his Dad more than him though.
#14
Um, sweeping has been around for a LONG time, its used a lot in classical guitar, and other more traditional forms of music,(Greek, Turkish, etc).
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Are you sure, I guess that the "rake" idea of arpgeggios must have been around for a while. But it must have been someone like Van Halen who first used it for shredding

Except Steve Hackett used it before Van Halen for solos in Genesis.
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Are you sure, I guess that the "rake" idea of arpgeggios must have been around for a while. But it must have been someone like Van Halen who first used it for shredding

Interestingly enough, a bunch of people have said that EVH also invented the two-handed tapping, except Dolly Parton was doing it thirty years earlier.
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Herman Li, he's the only guy in the world who can do it properly!!!!!!!1111!11!!1111oneone1one

Seriously though, Les Paul, probably.
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#22
Hendrix was doing it before van halen as well (2 handed tapping)
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Hendrix was doing it before van halen as well (2 handed tapping)

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Are you sure, I guess that the "rake" idea of arpgeggios must have been around for a while. But it must have been someone like Van Halen who first used it for shredding


Van Halen can sweep
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#26
Les Paul was the first to introduce it widely into music and guitar circles. Others were doing it before, but it was Les Paul that introduced it to the world.
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A s far as I know Uli Jon Roth was the first guy to use it in a shred context.

That's what I thought. I think there's sweeping in Sails of Charon, which was YEARS before any YJM stuff came out.

But yeah, probably Les Paul.
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I know he wasn't the first, but Al Di Meola is an example of someone who uses them outside of the metal realm.
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My goodness, Django Reinhardt managed to sweep with two fingers in the 30s and 40s...

This, I always thought Django was the one who started the technique
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#34
The first person I can think of who used the modern sweep picking technique as an extensive part of his playing was Grant Green. I think he predated Les Paul but I'm not sure.

Charlie Christian may have used it occasionaly but not enough for it to really stand out.

And modern players of gypsy jazz make a point to differentiate between sweep picking and what Django did. It was more of a rake technique.

But no matter which of those it actually was, it almost definately was developed by early jazzers.
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probably doesn't
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#37
dude, playing quick arpeggios has been around for ages on all sorts of instruments in all kinds of cultures. It's impossible to say who did it first.
#39
What's sweep picking?
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I always thought it was Les Paul but Django actually sounds right.
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