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Firstly, sweep picking is usually used to play arpeggios on guitar.

An arpeggio is simply "the notes of a chord played individually."

To sweep pick arpeggios on multiple strings of a guitar, you guide the pick across adjacent strings whilst lifting the fretting finger from the previous note prior to fretting the next to note to avoid playing a chord.

If there are multiple notes on one string, you use hammer ons and pull offs to maintain the sweeping motion. If you pick multiple notes on the same string before moving the pick across to an adjacent string, you are now economy picking.

The key with sweep picking practice is to start slow to a metronome, with 2 and 3 strings shapes and once you can play them quickly and most importantly cleanly, try 4, 5 and 6 string shapes.

EDIT: To avoid, extraneous noise when moving between strings, use your picking hand thumb to only slightly mute the strings. Practice them with both clean and distorted amp settings to see whether you truly are hearing every note in the arpeggio.
Last edited by Lrn2shrd69 at May 17, 2008,
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Quote by Lrn2shrd69
Firstly, sweep picking is usually used to play arpeggios on guitar.

An arpeggio is simply "the notes of a chord played individually."

To sweep pick arpeggios on multiple strings of a guitar, you guide the pick across adjacent strings whilst lifting the fretting finger from the previous note prior to fretting the next to note to avoid playing a chord.

If there are multiple notes on one string, you use hammer ons and pull offs to maintain the sweeping motion. If you pick multiple notes on the same string before moving the pick across to an adjacent string, you are now economy picking.

The key with sweep picking practice is to start slow to a metronome, with 2 and 3 strings shapes and once you can play them quickly and most importantly cleanly, try 4, 5 and 6 string shapes.

EDIT: To avoid, extraneous noise when moving between strings, use your picking hand thumb to only slightly mute the strings. Practice them with both clean and distorted amp settings to see whether you truly are hearing every note in the arpeggio.


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