#1
I was wondering if any of you could help me out with sweep picking. I really have no idea what to do so any lesson videos, personally tips and how long the technique took you to learn? Would be of help thanks alot.
#5
Well, it took me about 3-4 months to be able to do most basic sweeps up to speed, i'm still working on sweeps with tapping in them and some difficult sweeps that require you to roll your finger over the same fret. It really is a hard technique but don't let it discourage you cause they sound awesome.
#7
really just patterns is what you are gonna do at the start.

get basic arpeggios up and down the neck up to speed then you can try out some songs, boring to start with but so is most practicing to get up to speed
#8
First guarantee you're doing your picking tecnique between two strings correctly (not actual sweeps, but extremely vital) then move on to basic slow three stringers, then increase the speed, then four strings, and so on.

Edit: Here, everything you need to know.

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/features/steal_this_video_sweep_picking.html
Last edited by Superpartydude5 at Sep 13, 2006,
#9
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Forgive the terrible tabbing work but those are the sweeps I practice.
#10
Oh yeah, those are all from songs to,

1. Mordecai - Between The Buried And Me
2. The Wicked End - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Selkies: The Endless Obsession - Between The Buried And Me
4. Psalm Of Lydia - Nevermore

I still have trouble with the last 2.