#1
I'd like to start trying to learn sweeps. I found a 3-strings one which I thought was fairly simple, but the picking is kinda bugging me. I'm wondering what fingers to use for it. My thought was(1 being my index, 4 being my pinky).

4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 1 4
D|-15p12---------14p10---------12p8-------8p5---8---
A|----------12--------------10------------8----------5-----
F|--------------12--------------11-----------9--------------

Wondering if anyone would play it differently, since I still find it kinda awkward. I've heard of people barring, and making sure to release/mute the first string when going up from D to A string(tuned 1 step down), but that feels really worst then the way I typed.

And is this actually an easy sweep to do? Or would you have any easy sweeps to start with(start from scratch).
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#2
Those are some of the basic 3 string shapes. Technically, it wouldn't be barring per say, as that implies that the notes are held. What you do is roll the finger so one joint/section of the finger holds down one note on one string at a time. It's somewhat hard to get used to but is very important to sweeping. I would finger that 4-1-1-1-4-1-1-2-4-1-1-2-4-1-1-4

However, make sure you can sweep up the other way too. Try this instead, it will be more useful imo in the long run.


D-|-15p-12----------12-15p-12-14p-10----------10-14p-10-12p-8-------8-12s-8p-5---5-
A-|--------12----12------------------10----10-----------------8---8------------5---
F-|-----------12------------------------11----------------------9------------------
C-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D-|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Last edited by TheShred201 at Jun 24, 2008,