#1
im tryin to learn the art of sweep picking and it's just to hard or i guess i may be a little impatient. im playin a 1984 Charvel San Dimas with some mods like an active EMG. the problem is when i go up the frets im not picking hard enough for the hammer-on's to be heard because your not supposed to pick hard it's supposed to be smooth, according to all of the lessons i've watched, and when i try to come back down it is fricken mess fingers dont go the right way, and whatever. i know it's not my fingers bein slow because i can pick sixteenth notes goin up and down minor scales at 185 bpm.

if anybody has any advise or suggestions on good books, vids, lessons, etc.
let me know

#3
r u keeping ur finger in the same place like when ur playin a chord cuz if ur not that might be why its a mess when ur coming down
#4
use a metronome...start as slow as it takes to play it perfectly and watch your technique rigorously...perfect synchronization between both hands is the key to sweep picking
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#7
the exercise attached is a guitar pro 5 file (assuming you have it) and it's a standard A major arpeggio moved chromatically up the neck...i would suggest moving down as well...here's another one

|
-----------2--5--------------------3--6----------
|-------3--------4--------------4--------5-------
|----4--------------3--------5--------------4----
|-5--------------------2--6--------------------3-
|------------------------------------------------
|------------------------------------------------


and move it chromatically up the neck as well...looks like a spider when you play it
Attachments:
Sweep Picking Exercise.zip
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