#1
Hey guys, i've just recently tried at sweeping and surprisingly I can play the patterns of the sweeps pretty easily at a slow speed. (I tried it before, didn't have any luck, but I guess it helps that I now have full control of my pinky ) but i am noticing I am not really muting the strings after I pull off, anyone have advice on how I should mute the strings? Also how hard/long does it take to get sweeps up to speed?
(the song I am currently learning the sweeping on is Dethklok's Thunderhorse)


And now the pickup question, whenever I stop playing and stop touching the strings I hear a crackling noise in Clean (barley noticeable) Rhythme (very noticeable) and Solo (in between Rhythme and Clean). It does it no matter what pickup im on and it stops when my finger touches a string. Anyone know what could be causing this and how I might be able to fix it? It's really annoying.

Thanks in advance for helping.
#2
Somewhere in your system isn't properly grounded. What I recommend that would help, is a noise gate. Get the BOSS ns-2, it's real good and relatively cheap.
#3
I'm sort of in the same position as you are.

The thing for me is that for EVERY sweep position, strings always ring out! Is it more of an "Acquired" thing (keep playing to make only ONE note at a time) or is it just learning how to mute out the strings?
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#4
You have to mute the strings below the note you're playing with the pad of your thumb, and the strings above with the index finger of your fretting hand. It takes lots of practice (but what doesn't?), and the end result is much cleaner.
#6
Quote by which ones pink
You have to mute the strings below the note you're playing with the pad of your thumb, and the strings above with the index finger of your fretting hand. It takes lots of practice (but what doesn't?), and the end result is much cleaner.


So you mean like, basically hit my index finger or thumb on every string after I finish playing that string?
#7
No, what you do is you use the part of your palm that is closest to your thumb (the picking hand thumb that is, I should have said that earlier), and mute all the strings below the one you're playing. Then you picking hand index finger kind of barres the ones above it (by above I mean the higher strings), but without actually pushing down.
#8
Quote by which ones pink
No, what you do is you use the part of your palm that is closest to your thumb (the picking hand thumb that is, I should have said that earlier), and mute all the strings below the one you're playing. Then you picking hand index finger kind of barres the ones above it (by above I mean the higher strings), but without actually pushing down.



ohhh, so when your not playing a string, you either mute with your palm or use your index finger to mute the one above it? (How would you mute more than one string with your index finger?)
#9
Ok, here I'll try to explain it better.

Say that you're playing this note in an arpeggio:

e---X----
B---X----
G---X----
D---14---
A---Y----
E---Y----


The "14" is the note you're playing, the "Y"s are being muted by the pad of your thumb, and the "X"s are being muted by your index finger. Like I said, you barre these strings, but without fretting them; you just sort of rest your finger on the strings.
#10
Read this http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/general_music/7_common_problems_with_learning_sweep_picking.html

And watch these vids on youtube to get a good idea of whats going on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbx03mP5eg
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAOr6SYGAyw&mode=related&search=

I found that vids or actual lessons are the only way to truly learn sweeping. Reading it or watching someone do it a few times doesn't really get you where you're wanting to be.
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#11
Quote by MESAexplorer
Read this http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/columns/general_music/7_common_problems_with_learning_sweep_picking.html

And watch these vids on youtube to get a good idea of whats going on.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbx03mP5eg
or
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAOr6SYGAyw&mode=related&search=

I found that vids or actual lessons are the only way to truly learn sweeping. Reading it or watching someone do it a few times doesn't really get you where you're wanting to be.



Thanks man, the first vid really helped me A LOT.