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So lately I've been practing sweeping a lot and now I'm decent at it. I thought it was something that took a long ass time to learn, but it's only been 8 months since I've been playing and I can sweep at decent speed already. I never practiced sweeps before either. It seems once you get the basic motion down, it's becomes a bit easier. So I dunno why people make it sound like it's crazy hard. I think at this pace in another month I'll be really good at it. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to play the solo to stabwound by necrophagist

Who here can sweep and how long did it take you guys?
#2
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#3
i'm actally lerning at the moment...i never really gave thoughts to solos with a spider web wound to it so i just started on complex soloing like tapping and otehr things ...last november and sweeping is something i never got around to yet..i hope it's fun
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#6
hard as **** for me, i think it depends how fast your fretting hand is, i have a slow as **** fretting hand
#7
Yeah, Its definitely the initial hurdle of learning the motions that I think is the hardest. Although, You should probably record yourself doing them and really judge yourself honestly. See how fast you can play and still play accurately and cleanly. That imo is the most important part of learning. Don't just go for speed.
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#9
yeah dude same here took me 2 months of practicing sweeps to get to where im at...and i had never tried them before...

type in "sweep picking my nose" at youtube...

necrophagists is bad as hell too
#11
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So lately I've been practing sweeping a lot and now I'm decent at it. I thought it was something that took a long ass time to learn, but it's only been 8 months since I've been playing and I can sweep at decent speed already. I never practiced sweeps before either. It seems once you get the basic motion down, it's becomes a bit easier. So I dunno why people make it sound like it's crazy hard. I think at this pace in another month I'll be really good at it. Who knows, maybe I'll be able to play the solo to stabwound by necrophagist

Who here can sweep and how long did it take you guys?



haha im would be amazed for you to be able to play that, hey maybe youll warm up with some apreggios from hell?

By the way what you think is decent might in rality not be, just a warnig in case you go to GC try to sweep and get tottally pwnd
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#12
honestly sweeping is so weird to me i just pick really fast i can sweep one song and its Painkiller by Judas Priest when Tipption Sweeps in the one part and it fells so weird but good for you dude,i really don't like sweeping its over used by Metal anymore,what happened to the blues man...
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#14
Sounds like you're practicing effectively and efficiently. Any technique on guitar can be learned and applied quickly if you practice effectively and efficiently. Good deal for you, man. Most people play for hours and learn nothing.
#15
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Yeah, Its definitely the initial hurdle of learning the motions that I think is the hardest. Although, You should probably record yourself doing them and really judge yourself honestly. See how fast you can play and still play accurately and cleanly. That imo is the most important part of learning. Don't just go for speed.


Ya I try to play as clean as possible
#16
I would love to see a video of this.


I would really like if you post a video of you playing stabwound solo.
#17
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Ya I try to play as clean as possible



Yeah, you will probably be able to advance rather quickly. I know for some people it just comes more naturally. I didn't even try to play them for about a year or more after I started. At first I couldn't do it at all, but then the motion just came to me and my speed dramatically increased within several weeks.
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sweeping and chores are for women. real [guitar-playing] men don't sweep.


ahaha thats funny
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#19
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honestly sweeping is so weird to me i just pick really fast i can sweep one song and its Painkiller by Judas Priest when Tipption Sweeps in the one part and it fells so weird but good for you dude,i really don't like sweeping its over used by Metal anymore,what happened to the blues man...


so you're saying that arpeggios are overused? techniques are just a way to open up more musical possibilities in your playing, and that is always good.

oh and good for you TS, good for you
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#20
im just saying i hear it in everrry metal solo dude like i mean ok its part of metal but its so used to much and i know its ways to open up your possiblities but im not a "new" metal boy i am a Maiden and Priest Metal boy lol.
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#21
I agree with jwax in a way. Sweeping for the sake of sweeping is overused. Lots of bands out there will run up and down the exact some arpeggio several times. However, if it is well implemented, Arpeggios can create some awesome sounds.
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yeah thats i i meant what rubbertrumpent said it its just there to be like "hey i can sweep"
idk it dose sound cool as long as you can do it right,i still miss the blues haha
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#27
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yeah thats i i meant what rubbertrumpent said it its just there to be like "hey i can sweep"
idk it dose sound cool as long as you can do it right,i still miss the blues haha


ya man i agree,
i like the way necro uses sweeping but a lot of new metal and hardcore bands are killing it
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ahah thanks man

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#29
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ya man i agree,
i like the way necro uses sweeping but a lot of new metal and hardcore bands are killing it

i just had to quote that thatt is exacttly what i ment and you freaking rock the guitar dude
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#30
I personally love the sweeping part at the end of Selkies: the endless obsession by btbam.
#31
yea i feel the same way. ive been practicing them for about a month and a half or so and i can play no boundies at about 110 bpm... weird huh?
#32
lilmario wrote:

ost a vid of stabwound. im gonna learn it soon.

check this vid of me playin symbiotic in theory and tell me wut u think

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GLPPT86Qxjk


Man you are awesome!!That solo totally kills...Love how its so melodic, and you nailed it great job.I've only been play a year and a half and all I can do is 3 to 4 string sweeps..And still no where near to your skill man...
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#33
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post a vid of stabwound. im gonna learn it soon.

check this vid of me playin symbiotic in theory and tell me wut u think

http://youtube.com/watch?v=GLPPT86Qxjk


Excellent playing mate. You've got great gear too for what you play.

I've not got sweepin down yet but it's not a high priority for me either. I'm more interested in Paul Gilbert style picking atm and am practising that, aswell as alot of fingerpicking acoustic stuff. Good to have variety
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#35
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#36
I can do one 5 string sweep by Yngwie Malmsteen up to speed. I've been playing for a year, but haven't really focused that much on sweeping. Only been practicing it for a little over a month.

Alternative picking is my main goal :p
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#37
You should point me towards a lesson that actually explains it in detail enough for me to understand, I've been trying to sweep for oh I don't know, three months.. All the notes blend together and sound like **** (no I'm not playing a chord, I do know what a sweep is). I find it rather hard to do, so congrats!
#38
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sweeping and chores are for women. real [guitar-playing] men don't sweep.

he does have a point. string skipping is pretty elite.
#39
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he does have a point. string skipping is pretty elite.


Depends.

Sweeping can be much harder than string skipping depending on the shapes you do. String skipping is fairly straightfoward and about 90% of people fail at maintaining strict alternate picking when their doing them.
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#40
damn that was some awesome sweeping, makes me wish i tried to prgress earlier on in my playing.
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