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Well, I've been working on sweep picking and alternate picking lately. Getting them accurate before starting with a metronome. I've just about got sweep picking dead on, just need to know what tempo to start on and raise it up by. I've heard people say start on like 40bpm and raise by 5bpm. But i've also heard others say start at like, 80bpm and raise by 1bpm. Just was hoping to find out what really is the best method. Also, I'd like to know what would be good to start the notes in my sweep as? Eighth, Sixteenth, etc.?

Please and thank you.
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Well, I've been working on sweep picking and alternate picking lately. Getting them accurate before starting with a metronome. I've just about got sweep picking dead on, just need to know what tempo to start on and raise it up by. I've heard people say start on like 40bpm and raise by 5bpm. But i've also heard others say start at like, 80bpm and raise by 1bpm. Just was hoping to find out what really is the best method. Also, I'd like to know what would be good to start the notes in my sweep as? Eighth, Sixteenth, etc.?

Please and thank you.

It doesnt really have to be a particular tempo. every one is different. I would suggest finding out where your "max" tempo is. (meaning the fastest tempo that you can play it at... and I mean play it clean and accurate.).

Then lower the metronome a bit and work up from there.

You dont have to start at 40 and work up 1 click at a time. ( ofcourse you can if you want)
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It doesnt really have to be a particular tempo. every one is different. I would suggest finding out where your "max" tempo is. (meaning the fastest tempo that you can play it at... and I mean play it clean and accurate.).

Then lower the metronome a bit and work up from there.

You dont have to start at 40 and work up 1 click at a time. ( ofcourse you can if you want)


Thanks, but what should I start the notes as? I've heard people doing Sixteenth notes and above, but i've also heard people doing lower than that.
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Out of curiosity: what arpeggios are you practicing?


Just anything I make up. Helps keep my fingers from getting used to a specific pattern and only being good at that one pattern. It's easy to make an arpeggio. Just take any chord...say Am7...and make a good shape out of it.

A Minor Seven

e|------------8------------------------------------|
B|----------8--------------------------------------|
G|--------5----------------------------------------|
D|------7------------------------------------------|
A|----7--------------------------------------------|
E|--5----------------------------------------------|


Just made that up...not hard. Take the notes of a chord and find them on the fretboard at different places.
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