#1
Do you need a long finger nail on your first finger to be able to do this? As im aware jason becker played with just his fingers and could play crazy sweeps.

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#2
im guessing its just extremely fast classical style finger picking

its a good question though

do you have a link to the video of becker?
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#3
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im guessing its just extremely fast classical style finger picking

its a good question though

do you have a link to the video of becker?


here you go

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MxrqMNT7yzc

you cant see his fingers but hes definatly sweeping with just his one finger.
#4
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here you go

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MxrqMNT7yzc

you cant see his fingers but hes definatly sweeping with just his one finger.


No. He's doing it with a pick.
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#6
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It is just me, or did that sound absolutely terrible?


actually the serrana sweeps are amazing IMO
but yeah i think it has to do with the quality of that video that makes the tone sound horrible


and yeah he's using a pick
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#7
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It is just me, or did that sound absolutely terrible?


Yeah, the tone in most of his clinic videos is quite horrible but at least you can see what he's doing.
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#8
that is a pick, as is evidenced at the end when playing with the whammy bar his index and thumb are still holding the pick. ummm... cameras don't seem to pick up bass very well so he sounds like a mosquito. i think its an old video because he looks very young there. cacophony being around when he was 17 or 19? not sure.

sweeps with your nail would result in amputation... eventually