#1
I'm beginning to learn some easy sweep exercises, and now I want to learn a solo or some licks from a song with simple sweeps.

Can you guys give me some specific songs for this?

Also, what were the first songs you learned with sweeps?
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#4
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The opening solo in Metallica - One has a really easy sweep in it


technically called a rake
theres no downstrum after the upsweep...

so its kind of a sweep..
yeah..

uhh
well I'm working on the thunderhorse sweep
sometimes I can get it
sometimes not so much..
#5
no boundaries...all of the patterns are just the basic sweep patterns, up and down.
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#6
If your just starting I would practice the sweep patterns first and build up speed. Once your good get into some songs. Or thats what I did.
#7
altitude's sweep section is pretty easy 3 string sweeping patterns with a few 5 string sweeps.
#8
Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde has a easy sweep picking pattern, first sweep picking solo i learned :P
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#9
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and play this (you can move the pattern any where you want):

e ---------------------------12--17--12--------------------------
B ----------------------13-----------------13---------------------
G ----------------14---------------------------14-----------------
D ------------14-------------------------------------14-----------
A --12--15-----------------------------------------------15--12-
E -------------------------------------------------------------------

Start of at about 60 BPM with quarter notes until you get the motion down. Then more to eight notes, and 16th notes. Then you can step up the speed gradually. Make sure you are not picking out each note, it needs to be a strum.
#10

high E
|--------------------15-15p12-15--------------
|----------------13------------------13---
|-------------12------------------------12-------
|----------14-----------------------------14-----
|-12h15-------------------------------------15-


Easy enough
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#11
I started sweeping with the intro to Atreyu's "Bleeding Mascara." See if you can get a Guitar Pro version or something and slow it down.
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#12
Quote by Masonpwiley
http://www.metronomeonline.com/

and play this (you can move the pattern any where you want):

e ---------------------------12--17--12--------------------------
B ----------------------13-----------------13---------------------
G ----------------14---------------------------14-----------------
D ------------14-------------------------------------14-----------
A --12--15-----------------------------------------------15--12-
E -------------------------------------------------------------------

Start of at about 60 BPM with quarter notes until you get the motion down. Then more to eight notes, and 16th notes. Then you can step up the speed gradually. Make sure you are not picking out each note, it needs to be a strum.
im learning sweep picking too, you hammer and pull at the bottome and top of this pattern right?
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#14
Quote by mikeisapro
im learning sweep picking too, you hammer and pull at the bottome and top of this pattern right?


I play the 12 with an upstoke, and then I start sweeping on the 15, but you can hammer on and pull off if you want.
#16
Try this exercise, it's what helped me get started on sweeping:

e---15p12----------
B-----------13-------
G---------------12---

Add some other strings too, eventually, like a 14th fret note on the D string etc.
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#17
i would learn all of the patterns first if i were you..i mean when it comes to the songs, after you know the patterns, youll be able to play almost any sweeping lick.

i like the psalm of lydia (nevermore) sweeps a lot...but im not sure if theyll be hard for you.
I played them when I first started...i mean obviously quite slowly, but none the less i played them, and it helped with my wide interval sweeps, and moving around etc etc.


also: take a look at children of bodom and sinergy. these two bands have a lot of sweeps and rakes that are super fun. they also incorporate a lot of sweep taps and stuff, so you can work on those when youre ready.

id say one of the easiest sweep taps to start with is in bed of razors (children of bodom)
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#18
Quote by lotsofvolume
Try this exercise, it's what helped me get started on sweeping:

e---15p12----------
B-----------13-------
G---------------12---

Add some other strings too, eventually, like a 14th fret note on the D string etc.
thanks, found this on some site and Ive been doin this too, along with a few other simple ones.
#19
Quote by Masonpwiley
http://www.metronomeonline.com/

and play this (you can move the pattern any where you want):

e ---------------------------12--17--12--------------------------
B ----------------------13-----------------13---------------------
G ----------------14---------------------------14-----------------
D ------------14-------------------------------------14-----------
A --12--15-----------------------------------------------15--12-
E -------------------------------------------------------------------

Start of at about 60 BPM with quarter notes until you get the motion down. Then more to eight notes, and 16th notes. Then you can step up the speed gradually. Make sure you are not picking out each note, it needs to be a strum.


Oh, Sleeper used that exact pattern in Vices Like Vipers.
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