#1
Hey guys,

I'm currently busy working my 5 string sweeps, but I'm not sure what left hand fingers I need to use for this sweep pattern.

Mainly the 2 9's are bothering me, right now I use these fingers ;

7 : index
10 : pink
9 : ring
9 : pink
8 : middle
7 : index

is this really the best way to do it?

*edit* also kudos to the person that recognizes the song :p
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Last edited by TTC at Sep 12, 2009,
#2
Both 9's should be done using your ring barred across both frets thats how it should be apart from that your right
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#3
That could be the intro to Alaska by between the buried and me, but there are so many songs with that arpeggio that no one can know for sure. I find the best way to do that shape is to roll the ring finger, and make it play the 2 9's instead of the ring and pinky. Try it out, it works better for me that way.
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#4
Looks good but I'd hit the 9 with my ring finger by rolling it to the next string. It just helps keep your pinky finger available for other notes.
#5
It's impossible to know what song it is as that is a really common shape. And as everyone said you should roll your finger over the two "9's".
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#6
Roll the finger, it'll save you a headache. And fingerache. It's also a fairly common shape.
#7
7 = pointer
10 = pinky
both 9's = ring
8 = middle
7= pointer

thats pretty easy to play too.
#8
muse-ik gets the kudos for guessing the song, it's the first sweep of the intro of alaska :p

Anyway at the moment it's pretty hard for me to get that 2nd 9 clean , does my ring finger has to be perfectly horizontal with the frets or can it be a bit off?

Right now I hit the first 9 with the top of my finger, and the second one with the lower part near the first "conjoint" , but that makes the second 9 sometimes sound muted.

*edit* and do I have to do the same movement when I play this arpeggio from high back to low?
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Last edited by TTC at Sep 13, 2009,
#9
Thats an Em arpeggio

7-index
10-pinky(hamerred)
both 9s with ring finger
8 - second
7 index
#10
I do it like everyone above, rolling over both 9's.
But if you can't really bend your ringfinger, I guess you can use you ringfinger and then your pinky. or first your middle and then your ringfinger. Whatever feels most comfortable.
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