So, lately i'v been doing a DT marathon of skill grinding. -and failing of course

One thing i'v noticed, is that Petrucci uses a lot of Barred Sweeps.
He would sweep something like this at light-year speeds like cutting butter
Rolling the 14s and the last 12s, which i have no big issues working on.
I decided to tackle with The Glass Prison arps section at the beginning (2:22min). The arpeggios are actually not that hard and the pattern is often similar throughout the whole thing. Problem resides in.

x-15-12----------------12-15 12-------

Whenever i roll my index finger from B to G, the E rings out as an open string.
I have no issues doing descending stuff while rolling, but ascending there is always some unwanted noise.
In other words i suck, any tips on how to mute it
Last edited by renatofrmsantos at Oct 31, 2016,
renatofrmsantos that would probably be played as a partial bar on the 12th fret throughout - bar only the top three strings with your index and mute with your picking hand if necessary . Try that.
Last edited by reverb66 at Oct 31, 2016,
Agree I'd play it with only the top three strings barred. Then you can use a totally flat barre with the last segment of your index finger, which is a lot easier to roll than the side of your index finger.
Partial bar probably
Next level is the Buried Alive solo by A7X


And so on, or something like that
Quote by jerrykramskoy
Normally the fretting hand makes a tunnel where only one string is unmuted. You tried that?

I kind do a Up and Down, so whenever I reach the G string the part that was barring and muting the E through out B does a mini pull off.
I'v never tried do it tunnel shape, if that's even the same thing we talking about. But i can see it working in my head, will give it a go for sure.

Thank you for all your answers
Quote by reverb66
If you want a great exercise for this stuff learn eugene's trick bag from the crossroads movie - it covers mosts patterns.

Thanks, will check it.