#1
I'm practicing D major arpeggio in 2nd position right now with a metronome but I'm worried if I'm doing the picking right. I don't have any teacher to ask.



I'm picking it like this.

D, F#, A, D, F# - Down stroke
A, F#, D, A, F#, D - Up stroke

Am I doing it right? Or should I alternate pick the high e string which I found somewhere on the net.

D, F#, A, D, F# - Down stroke
A - Up Stroke
F# - Down Stroke
D, A, F#, D - Up stroke

So which one is right? Thank you for the help.
#2
the high F# to A and back down should be hammer ons and pull offs. this makes it more legato like a sweep is supposed to be. then while you are doing the hammer on and pull off get your picking hand ready to do the upstroke on the B string to go back down the arpeggio.
#3
The correct version is the second one. You most go down and up , sweep picking has no alternate picking in it

Hey man i wrote an article about this

Good luck

http://www.guitarlearningtips.org/guitar-technique/sweep-picking-exercises/

Sweep picking is mastered when chunked down to more stages.

Start slow is not enough you have to know on what to focus to

As a bonus here is part 2 of the article where you get to learn pachebels canon sweep picking version

http://www.guitarlearningtips.org/guitar-technique/sweep-picking-exercises-part-2/
Last edited by apajr at Oct 30, 2011,
#4
There really isn't a right or wrong way. As long as it feels good and works in context with the notes around it, there's nothing wrong with it.

Personally though, I sweep down the first 5 notes then I do an up and a pull off and finish with ups.
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Junior's usually at least a little terse, but he knows his stuff. I've always read his posts in a grouchy grandfather voice, a grouchy grandfather with a huge stiffy for alternate picking.
Besides that, he's right this time. As usual.