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#3
ive seen this thread hundreds of times, but when i first started out sweeping, i could only do 5 string sweeps instead of three. it was odd. but work with just minor and major sweeps. you can find tabs on the internet to see what they look like.
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#5
the easiest in my opinion is the 5 string a minor arpeggio. thats the first one i learned.

3 string sweeps are hard when done continuously because of the odd picking pattern. you have to "alternate" when you get to the first/last strings, lest you double pick the string.
#6
^It's not odd if you learn how to do them correctly and play them slowly to a metronome.
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#7
Actually, there are two picking patterns that you can do when doing a three string sweep depending on what's more comfortable to you:


e-|10p-7-------7-10
B-|------7---7-----
G-|--------7-------
D-|----------------
A-|----------------
E-|----------------
    U    U D D D U
    U    U U D D U

The top is outside sweeping, and the bottom is inside sweeping.
#8
Yeah, sorry about my previous post. I generally tend to think anything outside picking to be 'correct', as that is the way I play those types of sweeps. Sorry for making such an ignorant statement!
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#10
Never ever start with three string sweeps. Always go with 5 string sweeps when you start out. That way you can work down to 3 string sweeps and easily move up to 6 string sweeps. Hammer on or pick the e string part.

e------------------8-12-8-----------------------------12-15-12---------------
B--------------10---------10----------------------13-------------13-----------
G-----------9-----------------9----------------14----------------------14------
D-------10---------------------10---------14------------------------------14--
A----12----------------------------12/15-------------------------------------15
E----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
#11
Never ever tell someone to never ever do something. Just because you didn't/had trouble doing something some way doesn't mean they will encounter difficulty from it/have problems. I see no problem with 3 string sweeps and gradually increasing the number to 4, 5, and 6 string.
#12
Quote by TheShred201
I was referring to the post above yours....You said nothing about outside or inside sweeping, only that if you practice it's not odd....

Oh, well I was implying that outside picking is the 'correct way', although there really is no such thing.

^^And no, I don't think that you should begin with 5 string sweeps. Personally, I'd say start with two string sweeps, so you can develope your outside picking. But, again, this is coming from strict outside picker.
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