when I do sweep picking with my right hand, should the hand rest on the strings or should i keep it above without touching the strings?
Your hand 100% needs to make some contact with the strings because you need to be using the picking hand to mute the strings aswell
When ascending, use palm muting. When descending, use left hand muting.
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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.