#1
I've began to immerse myslef into the wonderful world of sweep picking (YAY!!!).

Well not really. The first time I started looking into sweep picking was 5 months after I started playing guitar. I realized then that that was WAYYY to complicated to do. I couldn't even use my pinkie.

Now i'm attempting it once again!! (and now it seems alot easier)

Anyway, i wanted to know if someone could show me some Sweep picking exercises. 3 string to all strings or whichever would be best.

I have been practicing the B minor arpeggio using 3 strings and i seem to have gotten it down pretty well (altho I cannot go down and back and back down again, but i'm workign on it).

Thanks again.
#3
e---------------------9h12p9---------------------------
b---------------10-------------10-----------------------
g------------9----------------------9--------------------
d-------11-----------------------------11---------------
a--12---------------------------------------12----------
E---------------------------------------------------------A Major

e----------------------8h12p8---------------------
b-----------------10-------------10----------------
g-------------9------------------------9------------
d--------10-------------------------------10-------
a---12----------------------------------------12---
E-----------------------------------------------------A minor
#4
e----------------------------12h17p12-------------------------------
b-----------------------14------------------14------------------------
g------------------14---------------------------14--------------------
d-------------14------------------------------------14----------------
a---12h16----------------------------------------------16p12------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------A minor

e------------------------13h17p13-----------------------
b--------------------14---------------14-------------------
g----------------14-----------------------14---------------
d------------15-------------------------------15-----------
a--12h16----------------------------------------16p12--
E------------------------------------------------------------A augmented

e-----------------------12h17p12---------------------------
b-------------------13---------------13-----------------------
g---------------14-----------------------14-------------------
d-----------14-------------------------------14---------------
a--12h15---------------------------------------15p12------
E---------------------------------------------------------------A minor...this one is always tough for me
#6
As I said in another thread, I always made up my own sweeps when I first started practicing the technique. That way you'll help develop your own sound.

I'd recommmend some diatonic sort of sweeps. Doing some relatively slow sweeps from C to F to G can sound extremely elegant with the right slides and phrasing.
#7
Quote by Symphony21
As I said in another thread, I always made up my own sweeps when I first started practicing the technique. That way you'll help develop your own sound.

I'd recommmend some diatonic sort of sweeps. Doing some relatively slow sweeps from C to F to G can sound extremely elegant with the right slides and phrasing.


I really have no idea what you just said...

Is Diatonic the natural scale? kidna?

and I have no idea what phrasing is.
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#9
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I really have no idea what you just said...

Is Diatonic the natural scale? kidna?

and I have no idea what phrasing is.


yeah, diatonic means just staying within the key signature.
#10
There's no point just learning a bunch of random patterns because it's not going to help you when it comes to incorporating sweeping into your playing or writing.

The whole point of sweep picking is to burn through arpeggios at high speed, if you don't even know what an arpeggio is and can't identify shapes to play for yourself then you're not actually going to be able to do use sweeping. You need to actually understand what you're doing properly before you worry about doing it at ridiculous speed.
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There's no point just learning a bunch of random patterns because it's not going to help you when it comes to incorporating sweeping into your playing or writing.

The whole point of sweep picking is to burn through arpeggios at high speed, if you don't even know what an arpeggio is and can't identify shapes to play for yourself then you're not actually going to be able to do use sweeping. You need to actually understand what you're doing properly before you worry about doing it at ridiculous speed.


Well i'm just tring yo get the speed down.

As far as what an arpeggio is; its a chord with the notes played seperatly.

I'm just playing Triad arpeggios. 1st, 3rd, and 5th.

other than that, that's all i know about arpeggios.
#12
e---------------------15h19p15---------------------------
b---------------17------------------17----------------------
g----------16----------------------------16-----------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

What kind of arpeggio is this?
#13
an E minor arpeggio
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#15
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1,3,5= major
1,b3,5=minor
1,3,#5= augmented

b=flat
#=sharp


I know that.

e---------------------15h19p15---------------------------
b---------------17------------------17----------------------
g----------16----------------------------16-----------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------

I think what threw me off on this arpeggio is because it's inverted.
#16
When I sweep, some strings keep ringing after hit them.

How do i keep them from ringing?
#17
I think that you are supposed to slightly lift your finger just enough so that the note doesn't sound anymore.
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