#1
Hi

So I've started to learn sweep picking. I'm learning this arpeggio...

|----------------------12~17~12------------------------|
|------------------13---------------13--------------------|
|--------------14-----------------------14----------------|
|----------14-------------------------------14------------|
|-12~15---------------------------------------15~12---|
|------------------------------------------------------------|

Mostly I think I'm doing fine, I can do it perfectly relatively slow, but when I start to add more speed I'm having trouble get the first 13 note to ring out.

I think it's because when I rol the two 14's, it means that I'm 'squashing the 13 note.


Can you help me solve this?

Thanks.
#2
Metronome, practice, practice, practice.

You need to have the technique and the finger articulation NAILED before you can increase speed.
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#3
I think it's because when you roll the two 14's, you're squashing the 13 note.
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#4
Well if its the first 13 then after striking the G string 14 fret note quickly get your finger out of the way so the 13 will sound.
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#6
Quote by ramm_ty
I think it's because when you roll the two 14's, you're squashing the 13 note.



Ummm... Who is this funny kid?

I asked how to solve this problem not 'repeat what I said'.
#7
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Ummm... Who is this funny kid?

I asked how to solve this problem not 'repeat what I said'.


I thought that reply was an epic win.

You already have your solution to your problem though, as it sounds fine when you play it slow, you need enough practice so that when you speed it up, you use the same motion as when you play it slow, that way, it sounds perfect slow, and perfect sped up. Practice practice practice. Play it slow, increasing tempo every couple bars, then find the point where it sounds crap, slow down to just before that point, and practice more...
#8
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I thought that reply was an epic win.

You already have your solution to your problem though, as it sounds fine when you play it slow, you need enough practice so that when you speed it up, you use the same motion as when you play it slow, that way, it sounds perfect slow, and perfect sped up. Practice practice practice. Play it slow, increasing tempo every couple bars, then find the point where it sounds crap, slow down to just before that point, and practice more...




Yeah I understand that I'll need to practice a lot too.
#9
Quote by ramm_ty
I think it's because when you roll the two 14's, you're squashing the 13 note.


Lol.

He's right though! You've found your problem, you just need to work on getting the finger on the 14 out of the way before you hit the 13. Speed comes with technique.