#1
I'm noticing that amazing players like Rustey Cooley start off three string arpeggios with a downstroke, pull off to the next note on the same string (high e) and then two upstokes on the following two notes (High E - down pick on 17, pull off onto 13, B - upstroke on 15, G - upstroke on 14, B - Downstoke on 15, E - Downstoke on 13 and repeat).

I have been doing this the whole time:

High E String - down pick on 17, pull off onto 13, B String - upstroke on 15, G String - downstroke on 14, B - Downstoke on 15, E - Downstoke on 13 and repeat.

Is my technique wrong??? Will it affect my speed?

Here is a video of my sweeping, please give tips and pointers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DGfNj9kOk8
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#3
can't see nothing, but it sounds like a good sweeping.
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can't see nothing, but it sounds like a good sweeping.


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#5
i do itthe same way as you and i find its easier forme because going down, pull, up, up, down wastes energy so i just do it the way you described it.
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#6
that was good was that atreyu?
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#7
sounds pretty damn clean, but can't see


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that was good was that atreyu?


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#9
it was trivium i could tell by the chinese part ive heard it in the one song i cant remember which song i only listen to trivium for their solos and learn them..lol
#10
ive actually altered some of my sweeps to do that, sweeps bigger than 3 strings i change so i make the bottom note an upstroke, i feel more confident i'll hit the note that way instead of skip over it while changing directions

its all a matter of preference, practicing anything enough and itll get as fast as cooley plays
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#11
actually what cooley is doing is if i am correct is called inside picking?gilbert mentions it in a video...this is how i do the same sweep very close to yours but give you slight more speed and less pick hand motion
17 down pull off to 13,upstroke on 15 downstroke on 14,down on 15 down on 13 then hammer on 17 pull off to thirteen,up on 15,down on 14,down on 15 down on 13 repeat the hammer pull thing
it save the amount of times you pick the string,,it also gives you three downs in a row which is the whole point of sweeping to sweep across the strings,hope i explained it properly.