#1
Hello mates.
I just started getting into sweeping/sweep-picking. I use alternate-picking when I exercise sweeping, is this the right method or is it wrong? In some videos I've seen the dude that's sweeping tells you to do a motion like when you're strumming a chord It doesn't sound right when I do it.

I just started, so I'm not very fast, lol. Any shreddies wanna enlighten me?
#3
Er... if you're alternate picking, then you're not sweep picking. So, yeah, that's wrong. The idea behind sweep picking is to run through a series of notes (one per string) in the most efficient way possible, which would be kind of like strumming.
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#4
yeah thats half of it tho. not only do you have to rake the pick across the strings in a 'sweeping' fashion, but you have to make sure only one note is sounded/fretted at a time. thats the hard part. make sure you start off really slow so you get the shapes down while making sure you sound the right notes/mute all other strings with your other fingers/palm. but it sounds like maybe its too soon for you to start sweeping...
#5
www.insaneguitar.com find the sweep picking masterclass, it'll be all you need to know about sweeping.
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#6
Alright, felt like I was doing it wrong But...

How is it possible to rake if there's 2 notes on a string etc? Should I hammer on to the second note on that string or what? /confused

thanks for the replies

edit: hey thanks 20sacksam, looks like a good site
Last edited by Nidaros at Mar 4, 2007,