#1
I've noticed that when I play slower arpeggios, I use the generally frowned upon practice of either separating pick strokes or just straight up down picking each ascending note. It works and gives it a different, more staccato sound, that I actually enjoy, though it doesn't seem to allow for a chord like sound. Anyone else do it this way? Although less chordy, it feels more even and almost smoother, in a way. I know Paul Gilbert uses all down strokes ascending and descending, though that style seems to have a better place in metal, from what I've seen. Palm mute and it sounds totally hair metal.
#2
yeah if it's slow enough that I have the choice between sweeping it or picking it, I often do. I normally just do whatever i find easiest.
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#3
I even do it for sweep type shit, though I HATE sweeps, they're more overused than tapping ever THOUGHT about being.
#4
maybe you should look into finding other ways of incorporating it into your playing if your finding it "overused"
#5
If I don't like it, why would I incorporate it into my playing? There are plenty of other arpeggio styles that I much prefer.
#6
Well maybe you mean something else by smoother but staccato sound is basically the opposite of smooth.If you want smooth flowing arpeggios you either sweep them or play them with all hammer ons or eight finger tap them, basically anything that removes the staccato effect.
#7
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If I don't like it, why would I incorporate it into my playing? There are plenty of other arpeggio styles that I much prefer.

+100
Peoples obsession with sweep picking on this site really baffles me.
#8
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Peoples obsession with sweep picking on this site really baffles me.


Dont focus on the technique but the sound it produces.If you want that smooth almost legato-like sound but still picking the notes then you need sweeping...and many people like that sound.Its that simple .
#9
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Peoples obsession with sweep picking on this site really baffles me.


Metal is just over-saturated as **** with sweeping, that's it, really.