#1
Can someone give me a definition of sweep picking? I thought I knew what it was, but I'm a little confused.
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#2
basically with the pick its a rake strum and u take a arpeggio and rake it and play each note but muting the string right after the note is played so no 2 notes are ringing at once
#3
Sweep picking is a technique used on the guitar in which a 'sweeping' motion of the pick is combined with a matching fret hand technique in order to produce a specific series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. Despite being commonly known as sweep picking, both hands essentially perform an integral motion in unison to achieve the desired effect.

or

playing really fast.
#4
it's when you individually play notes of an arpeggio and play it leggato style...so yes, selkies is right
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#5
it is when you play multiple strings in just one "sweep" Very often it is used to play arpegios.
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#7
So for the picking hand, it's similar to struming a chord?
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Sweep picking is a technique used on the guitar in which a 'sweeping' motion of the pick is combined with a matching fret hand technique in order to produce a specific series of notes which are fast and fluid in sound. Despite being commonly known as sweep picking, both hands essentially perform an integral motion in unison to achieve the desired effect.

or

playing really fast.

this is a very textbook answer, but answers the question well for the ts, so it therefore gets my +1, but it is only really sweep picking if you go up and down, otherwise you're only really doing a rake. Technically, though, it's the same thing.
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So for the picking hand, it's similar to struming a chord?


Yes, but in a more "controled" way
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