#1
Any particular riffs in some songs that after you learned greatly improved your sweep picking technique?

for me it was the intro riff of: Alaska- Between The Buried And Me.
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#2
no RIFFS, just certain solos and exercises
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#3
Just made up my own chain of sweeps. started with 3 string, then 4, then 5, then 6, now doing 6 with 3 notes tapped aswell. Looks funny as hell to do
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#5
Quote by guitarsftw
no RIFFS, just certain solos and exercises



fair enough, what excersizes do you recommend?
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#7
something from tom hess. seriously. It was a 3 string sweep in A minor i believe.
E17p12-----------------------12-15p12--------------------------12
B---------13--------------13--------------13--------------13-------
G-------------14-12h14----------------------14-12h14-----------

EDIT: I honestly don't think sweeping is really useful a skill. Once you learn one riff, you can only be good at that riff. You build technique in the right hand only when you do sweep riffs. Left hand technique is learned through doing tons of riffs and exercises. So basically, you learn one exercise and you'll only be good at that exercise. Similar to tapping. If you tap in triplets, then tapping in 16ths takes way more practice than it should because your body gets used to triplet tapping.
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#8
Quote by apak
something from tom hess. seriously. It was a 3 string sweep in A minor i believe.
E17p12-----------------------12-15p12--------------------------12
B---------13--------------13--------------13--------------13-------
G-------------14-12h14----------------------14-12h14-----------

EDIT: I honestly don't think sweeping is really useful a skill. Once you learn one riff, you can only be good at that riff. You build technique in the right hand only when you do sweep riffs. Left hand technique is learned through doing tons of riffs and exercises. So basically, you learn one exercise and you'll only be good at that exercise. Similar to tapping. If you tap in triplets, then tapping in 16ths takes way more practice than it should because your body gets used to triplet tapping.


By that logic, if you practice alternate picking 8ths, you'll never manage 16ths without doing 16th riffs more than you'd have to normally...

It's the same with every technique. You only know what you practice, if you see what i mean. How else do you learn right and left hand tech other than doing exercises? You learn every technique that way.

and you say you get used to tapping and sweeping triplets.. thats not true. or it least it wasnt for me. once you learn to time notes, it doesnt really matter what length they are
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#10
Quote by metalwolf9
Dethklok's lead stuff.



thunderhorse... o yeah..
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#13
I made sweep versions of Phantom of the Opera(Iron Maiden), and Canon in Dmaj( Pachelbel) that really helped me. Now practicing Necrophagist solos at like, 50% speed, to get some sweeptapping skills.
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#15
Quote by LordPino
I made sweep versions of Phantom of the Opera(Iron Maiden), and Canon in Dmaj( Pachelbel) that really helped me. Now practicing Necrophagist solos at like, 50% speed, to get some sweeptapping skills.



do you have tab or a vid of you doing Phantom. Thats my fav maiden song.
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#16
well, if you want to learn a riff that will help with your sweeping, learn the arpeggios from "The Glass Prision" by Dream Theater. THose are hell
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#17
Quote by metalwolf9
Dethklok's lead stuff.


I read your posts in Nathans voice.
Obviously Fassa.
#18
Just take any open chord......convert all open notes in chord to 12th fret and place your fingers accordingly to make the chord...now same chord, just and octave higher.

Now create an arpeggio out of the chord while adding a hammer on note on the high E. Usually a step away. Just use your major scale intervals to figure that out. Now you can sweep over actual chords being played and create music...not just some random sweeping pattern.
#19
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I read your posts in Nathans voice.

Haha he ALWAYS talk in harsh voice
#20
I like the sweeps at the begining of My Will Be Done by Unearth
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#21
I used to do this a lot, it kind of helps as far as like switch between X-string sweeps and Y-string sweeps

E|--------------12h15p12----------------12h15p12-------------12h15p12----12h
B|----------13-------------13----------13-------------13-----13--------------13------
G|-------12-------------------12---12---------------------12---------------------------
D|---14--------------------------14-------------------------------------------------------
A|15---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|h15p12---------12h15p12-----------------12h15p12-------------------
B|---------13---13-------------13----------13-------------13---------------
G|------------12-------------------12----12-------------------12-----------
D|--------------------------------------14--------------------------14--------
A|-----------------------------------------------------------------------15----


And one riff I always thought was really helpful for my sweep picking is the intro part to Prequel to the Sequel by Between the Buried and Me.
Its like all arpeggios, but some of it is swept (sweeped? lol) and some of it isn't.
Not really a hard riff by any means but helpful.
#22
Quote by metalhead_c-1
well, if you want to learn a riff that will help with your sweeping, learn the arpeggios from "The Glass Prision" by Dream Theater. THose are hell


They're supposed to be alternate-picked, that's even harder. But it's a good exercise for both techniques.
#24
I think the biggest help to my sweeping was in Let The Computer Decide.
Something like
E|---------------------8-12-15-12-8-------8-------------------------------
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------
G|--------------9-12-------------------12----12-9-------------------------
D|-----------11------------------------------------11---11----------------
A|--------11------------------------------------------11---11-------------
E|--8-12-------------------------------------------------------12-8-------


It probably helped so much because I couldn't even imagine it when I first tried, so I had to start really slow.