#1
when you guys practice sweeps do you just combine a bunch of different shapes?

or play licks from songs...or what?

i cant figure out a good practice regiment for sweeps.
#2
Definitely combine different shapes and move singular shapes around. Also, try to get out of the basic major and minor shapes and add some color to the sweeps (Major 7 and Minor 7 sweeps, for example). Or even modal sweeps (EX: Lydian sweep: root, 3rd, #4th, 5th).

Good luck!
#3

D minor Arpeggio
e|-----------------13-16-17-13----------------|
b|-------------15-----------------15-------------|0
g|---------14------------------------14----------|
d|-----15--------------------------------15------|
a|-17---------------------------------------16---|0
e|------------------------------------------------|
   

Fallen Into the Abyss of indignity, Doubt Does Not exist Or Dome Into Being Ignominious and Pale
#4
cool thanks.

as far as the modal sweeps...could you elaborate a little?

I know you gave an example, but (yes it hurts to admit it) my theory background is present, but not strong.

i know how to put together the lydian shape, but...how did you put together that lydian sweep?


*ps: before I get flamed for no reason (this happends to me a lot) I am not against theory lol, just havent spent nearly enough time one it
#5
ok if memory serves i think C Major is part of lydian so heres a sweep in that pattern


e|----------------------12-15-12----------------|
b|------------------13-------------13------------|0
g|--------------12---------------------12--------|
d|---------14------------------------------14----|0
a|-12-15--------------------------------------15|
e|--------------------------------------------------|

Fallen Into the Abyss of indignity, Doubt Does Not exist Or Dome Into Being Ignominious and Pale