#1
Hey guys, how do you use a metronome to practice sweep picking? A note per beat? What happens if there are 2 notes on one string?
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#2
I'm not the greatest sweeper, but I usually go by eighths, sixteenths, or eighth/sixteenth note triplets when I'm doing something with sweeps. And in the case of two notes on one string, I guess you'd legato the second note. It's what I do, at least.
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#3
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I'm not the greatest sweeper, but I usually go by eighths, sixteenths, or eighth/sixteenth note triplets when I'm doing something with sweeps. And in the case of two notes on one string, I guess you'd legato the second note. It's what I do, at least.


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#4
What I usually do is that I count how many pitches there are in many pattern, so like a normal major or minor sweep (1 note per a string & no hammer on's) would have 6 notes. Then what i do is that I just put one beat less on my metronome in order for the pattern to loop. So for the 6 note sweep, I would play over a 5/4 count.
Be sure to be coming up and down on the sweep...and start off on a 80bpm
#5
Okay cool I'll check it out. Thanks guys.
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