#1
I just have a question about whether Im sweeping right. Whenever I sweep and arrive back at the starting point (Lets say, A 5 string C Major Arpeggio, the lowest note would be the 15th fret) The finger that just left the fourteenth fret stays a the fourteenth, but, floating slightly above it, muting it. It's really hard to explain over computer, but, I hope some of you get what I mean. Should all my fingers lift up or is this okay?
Crappy Gear:
Ibanez RG350DX
Ibanez RG7321
LTD F-10
VOX AD15VT
Dunlop Jazz III's (Black)
D'Addarrio .09-.46's
Last edited by KerryHammett at Feb 13, 2007,
#3
There's nothing wrong with doing it that way, however you'll find it detrimental to your speed as fingers that could be moving to the next note are left hovering.

The best way I've found to mute unwanted string vibrations is to use the flesh at the base of your thumb to mute each successive string as you move down.

Schecter C-1 Classic (Antique Amber)
Ibanez JEM 7VWH
Crate Palamino Class A tube combo
Digitech RP80 Multieffects pedal
Ibanez TS9 DX Tube Screamer
#4
And sometimes, the finger just stays there, fretting the note, but, my pinky mutes. I'm assuming this is bad.
Crappy Gear:
Ibanez RG350DX
Ibanez RG7321
LTD F-10
VOX AD15VT
Dunlop Jazz III's (Black)
D'Addarrio .09-.46's