#1
Hey ladies and gentleman, I am starting to learn sweep picking and i was wondering if anyone had any good exercises i could pracitce outside of Ultimate-guitar.com

I would greatly appreciate these

THANKS!!!
#3
Well here's a good one, from a paul gilbert lesson. take a sweep riff you want to learn (he gives one but i can't remember it) and play one note on the first string then sweep the first and second strings and try to keep the timing between all the notes the same. when you can do that, add another string and keep going till you can do it properly. make sure you take it slow because if you do it fast and mess it up, you're just going to keep messing it up. muscle memory man!
#4
theres a great video on here somewhere about it. if i find it i'll post a link.
#5
I know you said "outside of UG" but download Jerry C's sweeping skill guitar pro tab and practice that slowly.

It's rather good to follow it along guitarpro rather than metronome alone. Not sure if it's on here but I think it was on his website just google if you can't find it.

I think using guitarpro and slowing it down while looping is the best way to practice speed.

What I do is I set it to 10% first then slowly bump up to the speed 5% each loop until accuracy is gone. Then I go back to 10% again then back up and I repeat this. It's similar to Petrucci's advice on playing it really fast then slowing it down then fast again. It does work in building consistency.

If you try to go from 10% to like 70% then keep playing it at 70% that doens't work as well. You gotta slow it back down to 10% and start up again to build accuracy with speed otherwise it sounds like slop.

In time everything will feel slower and easier... hope that helps...
#6
The sweep pattern in Liar by Malmsteen. It's always good practice
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#8
Guitar One Magazine has a 4 part lesson in it by troy stetina. That guy can shred man. If you PM me with your email address, I will scan the pages and send them to you. I just got my most recent issue and I think part 4 is in it. I still have all my old issues so you can start from the beginning. I strongly recommend that magazine. It's only like 28 bucks a year.
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#9
I started learning sweep picking by doing just 3 string arpeggios. From my own experiences and what I've heard from friends, there are 2 main 3 string sweeps.

|---------9-12-9------------
|-----10----------10--------
|--9------------------9-----

|---------9-12-9------------
|-----10----------10--------
|--11-----------------11----


Both are good and it's just a matter of preference. Practice those REALLY slowly over and over. Dont even consider playing it fast until you get it perfect at slower speeds. I found this was good to learn while watching TV.

Then you can move onto 5 string sweeps, again there are 2 main arpeggios and again its just a matter of preference.

|-----------------9-12-9------------------------
|-------------10----------10--------------------
|----------9------------------9-----------------
|------11------------------------11-------------
|--12--------------------------------12---------
|-----------------------------------------------


|-----------------9-12-9------------------------
|-------------10----------10--------------------
|----------11----------------11-----------------
|------11------------------------11-------------
|--12--------------------------------12---------
|-----------------------------------------------


Keep practicing those slowly and enjoy!
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#10
Quote by StaggHound
First lesson - don't do it.

It's silly.



only if used every five seconds, then yes, otherwise it can be a very useful tool and add more depth and feeling into a solo. all it takes is practice man
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#11
Quote by 4# 5b (Tritone)
only if used every five seconds, then yes, otherwise it can be a very useful tool and add more depth and feeling into a solo. all it takes is practice man


Actually, I'd say if it's used every five millenia, it's overused.
#12
Well, like it or not, it's better to be able to know how to do something you won't need than to need something you don't know.
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#13
Quote by Frostithe
I started learning sweep picking by doing just 3 string arpeggios. From my own experiences and what I've heard from friends, there are 2 main 3 string sweeps.

|---------9-12-9------------
|-----10----------10--------
|--9------------------9-----

|---------9-12-9------------
|-----10----------10--------
|--11-----------------11----


Both are good and it's just a matter of preference. Practice those REALLY slowly over and over. Dont even consider playing it fast until you get it perfect at slower speeds. I found this was good to learn while watching TV.

Then you can move onto 5 string sweeps, again there are 2 main arpeggios and again its just a matter of preference.

|-----------------9-12-9------------------------
|-------------10----------10--------------------
|----------9------------------9-----------------
|------11------------------------11-------------
|--12--------------------------------12---------
|-----------------------------------------------


|-----------------9-12-9------------------------
|-------------10----------10--------------------
|----------11----------------11-----------------
|------11------------------------11-------------
|--12--------------------------------12---------
|-----------------------------------------------


Keep practicing those slowly and enjoy!


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#14
Here are 3 sweep picking exercices that helped me much!

EXERCISE 1 - Taken from FreeGuitarVideos.com
E|---------------------------10--14--10-------------------------------|
B|----------------------12-----------------12-------------------------|
G|-----------------11---------------------------11--------------------|
D|------------12-------------------------------------12---------------|
A|--11--14-----------------------------------------------14--11-------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|


EXERCISE 2 - Taken from Bleeding Mascara (Atreyu)
D|-----------13--17--13---------------13--17--13-----------------|
A|------15-----------------15------15-----------------15---------|
F|--14--------------------------14---------------------------14--|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
C|---------------------------------------------------------------|
Note : Notice that this exercise is tuned in Drop C... not in E Regular


EXERCISE 3 - Taken from Bed of Razors (Children of Bodom)
D|----------------------12--15--[B][color="DarkRed"]19[/COLOR][/B]--15--12----------------------|
A|-----------------13---------------------------13--------------|
F|------------12-------------------------------------12---------|
C|-------14---------------------------------------------14------|
G|--15------------------------------------------------------15--|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|


                                            
D|----------------7--10--[B][color="DarkRed"]14[/COLOR][/B]--10--7------------------|
A|-------------8------------------------8-----------|
F|----------7------------------------------7--------|
C|------9------------------------------------9------|
G|--10-----------------------------------------10---|
D|--------------------------------------------------|


Note : Notice that this exercise is tuned in D... not in E Regular
Note2 : Play the notes in [B][color="DarkRed"]dark red[/COLOR][/B] with a right hand tapping


When there are more than 1 note on the same string, you can either alternate pick it or "legato" it... both work good...
Last edited by hurlyz at Feb 5, 2007,
#15
Nice! I am just learning too. These should help me on my way.

If you get John Petrucci's Rock Dicipline video he has some pretty good sweep picking exercieses in there and he shows you slowly.
#16
Quote by StaggHound
First lesson - don't do it.

It's silly.


I am assuming you're refering to the arpeggio pattern:

I can see how you would call it silly infact, I had second thoughts about it myself. However after I played with it I fell in love with the overall tonal qualities of the weird little pattern. Keep in mind that it doesn't fit everywhere..infact you'll probably be hard pressed to find a place for it. If you play with it though you might actually appreciate it's contribution to your guitar arsenal of knowledge too.

The important thing to remember is... just play.

Here's the link to the two video lessons mentioned above: http://www.fret-master.com/vid_sweeppick.htm

Respect,
-JM Brown
Last edited by JM Brown at Feb 10, 2007,