#1
Hey guys, I've been working on my sweeps about an hour a day for a couple of weeks. My method is really simple, I'm starting on the metronome at 50 bpm. One not per a click is how I'm dividing the beats up. I usually practice 4 to 5 different shapes during this hour period. I'm hoping this will help me advance with sweeps, but I'm not sure. Is this method a good way for learning my sweeps? Any tips would be appreciated.
Last edited by TriviumFan717 at Aug 28, 2009,
#2
i've been doin the same thing for a while....hopefully we're doin it right :]

sorry that didnt help, but seeing as you like Trivium as well..
the sweep section in "Detonation" has really helped me get some 5 string shapes down.
except i do three notes per click.
that and the sweeping section in "Sworn" for easy 3 string sweeps
Last edited by Sludgemunsta at Aug 28, 2009,
#3
Yes, thats a great way to learn them. Be sure to focus on what your doing right and wrong with them, not just do it for an hour like a chore. Things like effieciency of motion, good muting technique and general accuracy contribute to playing them properly. You've got the right idea though, good luck!
#4
Im working on my sweeps as well but im doing the same thing with the sweeping solo from selkies: and endless obsession by between the buried and me. It has a couple different shapes, some easy tapping, and 3 and 5 string sweeps, so im getting a good variety
#5
50 bpm at one note per beat is less than 1 note per second, I would suggest starting a little faster. Maybe like 100 bpm.
#6
Quote by betrayedloyalty
Im working on my sweeps as well but im doing the same thing with the sweeping solo from selkies: and endless obsession by between the buried and me. It has a couple different shapes, some easy tapping, and 3 and 5 string sweeps, so im getting a good variety

I just discovered BTBAM a while ago, and I have to say, that is one of the BEST songs to practice sweeping. It's not insanely fast, and it uses some essential shapes! I really recommend people use it, or learn it, to improve their sweeping
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so what wierd things can u guys do? no not like laser vision or meat vision or something, but like random stuff that usually comes in handy