#1
Hey guys and girls, I just joined the forums on here and I was wondering if anyone could help me with a problem that is ultimately stumping my learning of guitar:
On many guitar solo's and a few riffs, I've noticed you must hit something like this


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Or something to that matter. My problem is hitting the same fret on a different string right after I hit it on the first string. I've tried holding the different strings down on the fret all at once, but they ring together and give a nasty sound.

Please help
#2
you have to kind of.. roll your finger so that as it relieves pressure on the lower strings it also mutes them
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#3
Search on YouTube for something like "sweep picking lessons". Try to apply that "rolling" technique part they use and it should help.
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Thanks much. Can't believe I'm already having to learn sweep picking lol.

If you've not been playing long then don't bother - sweep picking is a difficult, advanced technique.

Bly long I mean at least a year, and that's a best case scenario - there's no point trying to tackle something like sweeping until you've got a good grasp of the more fundamental techniques.
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how would you suggest that i play those same fretted notes on different strings, mr seagull?

Bar them and learn to live with the fact that they ring out.
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Bar them and learn to live with the fact that they ring out.


Comprimising on mistakes will not help you learn.

As said before, you could roll the fretting finger so that it touches all 3 strings at one, but only has enough pressure to fret one at a time, keeping the other string muted.

You could also try using 3 different fingers, though it is a bit akward.
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how would you suggest that i play those same fretted notes on different strings, mr seagull?


No, you should just learn the rolling motion of your left hand fingers that the notes won't ring out. What seagull meant was that you shouldn't bother with real sweep picking, right hand motion and different arpeggios etc. So simply, you are learning a technique which is essential for playing guitar but will be very important when learning how to sweep in the future.
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