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

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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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.

Last edited by TheShred201 at Jun 24, 2008,