#1
I'm trying to start learning sweep picking, and I am doing ok with the simpler arpeggio patterns, but then I tried one where you have to do a hammer on from the 10th fret to the 15th fret, and I can't get it. any tips on that kind?
#2
A lot of repetitive practice; you got to get your fingers used to that type of movement.
#3
Muscle memory. Just keep doing it.
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#4
i have trouble with that too.. good luck keep practicing
but dont do it for too long at a time or you could get rsi
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#5
Question...when you're sweeping lets say a 5 string standard Am arpeggio, and you come to the succesive notes on the same string, should you hammer on/pull off, or alternate pick? I've gotten so many different answers and I figured this was the place to ask for sure. Does it really matter? Should I just alternate pick because its easier for me?
#7
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I'm trying to start learning sweep picking, and I am doing ok with the simpler arpeggio patterns, but then I tried one where you have to do a hammer on from the 10th fret to the 15th fret, and I can't get it. any tips on that kind?



You must do it slower ...

when you can do it slower and right you can try higher speeds and...

theres sweeping exercises:

www.freewebs.com/ushimirs
#8
Yeah man. What they said. What I do is practice the hell outta one sweep pretty slow and write down the finger numbers under the fret in which i'm gonna use. Just try to make sense with yourself on how you're going to use your fingers in the sweep that way they're not tripping over each other. Timing with the pick is extremely important as well. That was THE hardest part for me when i first started playin. Good luck man.
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#9
I was gonna make a topic about this...But I saw this, so thanks for all the advice given.
One more question though - Is it easier to sweep pick with a pick which has softer edges which give way? Or a metallic pick? Or does it just not matter? I am currently using quite a thick nylon pick, because I wore out all my tortex ones >.<. Would it make my life easier to get thinner picks?
#10
It's entirely a matter of personal preference. Some people prefer thicker picks for increased control when playing lead. Something to try might be angling the pick slightly with the sweep. I personally play everything from Neil Young to Joe Satriani with the same XH celluloid picks.
#11
i find certain shapes easier to sweep pick than others,
also the same shape on differnet parts of the fret board makes a difference .
so my tips include :
find a good left hand position and try new shapes .
the straight Minor and Major arpeggio can pose the problem of more than one note on the same string .

Try these out and let me know how you get on with each one :

you can move them up or down the frets to get a good position to play them
Ex 1 : EADBGE : X X X 7 8 10
Ex 2 : EADGBE : X 7 9 7 8 10 (Em7)
EX 3 : EADGBE : 5 7 9 7 8 10 (Am11)
#12
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i have trouble with that too.. good luck keep practicing
but dont do it for too long at a time or you could get rsi


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#13
start off slow with 2 string sweeps...

and then do 3 string, then four and so on...

dont jump in at the deep end with 5 or 6 string sweeps...
#14
while on this subject, im about to start (at this very moment actually) seriously practicing sweep picking, and im wondering. on say just like a major arpeggio, when i get to the high e string and hammer on and pull off, when in that whole process to i start the picking again? do i pick it up on the b string, or do i pick the pull off?
#15
I got this DVD a while back and I used it for the first time yesterday. It comes with a book that has the exercises tabbed out and I took one of the sweep arpeggios and i pretty much practiced it for 4 hours. I'm not sure what the technical name for it is, but it is a pretty simple one. I'd highly suggest trying this pattern becasue of its ease. If anyone actually wants to try it, I can tab it out for you. I can do it at a slow speed right now, but compared to when I started trying them, it is going smoothly.

And the DVD is called "Advanced Metal Techniques" and the company that makes it is called Rock House. I think that is right.

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#16
here's a simple sweep lick that i like to use to practice

----12----------10
---13-13-----12-12
--14--14---12-----12
-16---16-14---------14
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while on this subject, im about to start (at this very moment actually) seriously practicing sweep picking, and im wondering. on say just like a major arpeggio, when i get to the high e string and hammer on and pull off, when in that whole process to i start the picking again? do i pick it up on the b string, or do i pick the pull off?


i'd probably pick the b after the pull-off. if you do pick the e string though, make sure not to play the pulloff
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Last edited by Inno_a_Satana at Apr 2, 2007,
#17
Just practise absically - but really slowly - i played it at 80Bpm with 8ths when i first started.



E ----------------------------12h17p12-----------------------------------
B-------------------------13---------------13-----------------------
G---------------------14-----------------------14-------------------
D-----------------14-------------------------------14--------------
A --------12h15----------------------------------------15----------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------
Last edited by Donkey Fly at Apr 3, 2007,