#1
Well I was learning 'Indonesia' by August Burns Red, and the song's pretty easy generally but what I had a lot of difficulty with, and still can't do properly, is the sweeping section. It's a sweeping pattern across 5 strings, fairly slow, but I don't understand why my hand just can't seem to down sweep(as in from the thickest string to the thinnest) over 5 strings. I've managed sweeps over 3 strings, but I just can't get my hand to sweep evenly on longer sweeps.

I don't have any problem sweeping upwards but when sweeping down, my hand just wants to pick each note when I don't concentrate hard. I manage to sweep downwards properly if I really think hard, but it feels really unnatural and I'm not great at it, and my arm gets really tight. Has anyone ever found this a problem? And is there a specific way to get better, or do I simply have to keep practicing it over and over again?
#2
Keep on practicing 3 string sweeps until you get to the point where it starts to get boring and repetitive. From there i would just gradually move up until you feel comfortable with 5 string sweeps. That's what i did. Practice, practice, practice. ;D
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#3
Quote by Joshxcleland
Keep on practicing 3 string sweeps until you get to the point where it starts to get boring and repetitive. From there i would just gradually move up until you feel comfortable with 5 string sweeps. That's what i did. Practice, practice, practice. ;D


Hah alright fair enough. But what did you have problems with when you practiced? Was it co-ordinating your left and right hands? Or was it like me, where your hand just couldn't sweep downwards properly?
#4
you could try to sweep pick major and minor arpeggios with root note on the 5th string. then you can try 3, 4 and 5 string sweeps.