#1
I can do sweeps alrright when there not in a song but if i want it to be part of a riff, my hand stiffens up and the sweep wont come out, please help me! what kind of excersizes can i do to improve this?

Also what kind of excercises can i do to improve tone, i was doing to chromatic scale slow and hard and it seems to work pretty good but i was wondering if anyone else knew of a good way to improve tone
#2
Pretty much practice. The tone improvement will come with being able to sweep through the notes fluently. Again with your hands, it comes with practice. The easiest arpeggios (for me) was the 3-note ones, for example.

----------------9(H)12(P)--9-------------
----------10-------------------10--------
------11---------------------------11----
------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------

Something like that
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#3
I am practicing six string sweeps

e--------------------8h12p8-------------------------------------
B-----------------10---------10-------------------------------
G---------------9----------------9--------------------------
D------------10-------------------10--------------------------
A---------12-------------------------12-----------------------
E------10-------------------------------10--------------------

and

e--------------------5h8p5-------------------------------------
B-----------------6---------6-------------------------------
G---------------5-------------5--------------------------
D------------7------------------7--------------------------
A---------8------------------------8-----------------------
E------5-----------------------------5--------------------

these two forms are moved up and down the neck, 3 note sweeps just dont cut it haha
#4
Well unless you can play 3/4/5 string sweeps, I wouldn't reccomend you jump straight to six. But the essential part here is the finger rolling, six string sweeps will take quite a long time to get the hang of it especially when it comes to playing them fluently. It takes a lot of practice, so just play the notes slowly and clearly, and the speed and automatic hand movement will come naturally.
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Fender Stratocaster in Red.

It's all I need.

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Last edited by SamTotman at May 18, 2008,
#5
Quote by joeschizo123

these two forms are moved up and down the neck, 3 note sweeps just dont cut it haha


As are all of them, and they only don't cut it if you can't do it. That being said, I started with 5's.