#1
My friend asked me to do a dark sounding sweep and I have no idea how to make it sound dark. I know how to sweep but they all sound kinda happy.
#2
I would guess it would be a minor scale sweep or something, i wouldnt know exactly though.

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#3
use minor arpeggios.

EDIT - Example

---------------3h7p3----------------
------------5----------5------------
---------4----------------4---------
------5----------------------5------
---7----------------------------7---
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#4
Probably sweeping that's detuned. Arch Enemy does some of that in their early stuff in B standard. I don't think you want to go that low. Also E flat tuning gives sweeps an interesting and different sound like Malmsteen.
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#5
Sit down and look at scales. I usually prefer F or D. Then look at modes. Aoelian is Sad. Locrian is prolly what your going for. Thats the ****ing dark one that I prefer. So its pretty cool to go back and forth between them.
#6
use the Aeolian mode
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use Harmonic Minor??
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#11
Half whole diminished. 2x as many notes to hit!
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#12
diminished?

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dimished sweeps are very easy because they repeat every 3 frets. You can look up the theory behind them and the the half-whole diminished scale in the musician's talk forum. But this is a simple diminished 7 sweep in D:

--------4 h7-p4--------
-----6------------6------
--7------------------7---
--------------------------
--------------------------
--------------------------

the half-whole diminished scale is useful, like MESAexplorer said, because it gives you twice as many diminished chords to choose from. (though interestingly enough, the entire scale is only composed of 2 chords!)
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#15
Diminished arpeggios, like the one Iron Dude posted.
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#16
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How do you do a diminished sweep? I can only do Minor and Major.


look at a chord diagram, diminished chords are just chords made out of all minor intervals,

major and minor have major and minor intervals in em,

minor chords have a minor interval between the root and the third of the chord, with a major interval between the 3rd and the 5th.

and major chords have a major between the root and the 3rd, and a minor interval between the 3rd and the 5th.

so to play a diminished sweep you just add a couple more minor intervals to the chord and you just sweeps it like youz on top of the mountains!!!!!!!!
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and you just sweeps it like youz on top of the mountains!!!!!!!!


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#20
Quote by Iron_Dude
dimished sweeps are very easy because they repeat every 3 frets. You can look up the theory behind them and the the half-whole diminished scale in the musician's talk forum. But this is a simple diminished 7 sweep in D:

--------4 h7-p4--------
-----6------------6------
--7------------------7---
--------------------------
--------------------------
--------------------------

the half-whole diminished scale is useful, like MESAexplorer said, because it gives you twice as many diminished chords to choose from. (though interestingly enough, the entire scale is only composed of 2 chords!)

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#21
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I would guess it would be a minor scale sweep or something, i wouldnt know exactly though.



Just cause somethings in a minor scale doesn't mean it sounds sad or dark.
#22
listen to some john petrucci or mikael akerfeldt they don't usually sweep but you can get ideas from there arpeggios

wait kris norris? maybe
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#23
Idk, but try the Harmonic Minor. Listen to Necrophagist, some excellent examples. Of course, I know nothing about arpeggios
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