#1
Hey people. I have another question.

I am having trouble playing smooth, repetitive, backward sweep picking. I can't seem to play it smoothly without having a big gap for me having to move my hand back to the first string I started with.

EXAMPLE:

e|1-1-1-1----|
B|-2-2-2-2---|
G|--3-3-3-3--|
D|-----------|
A|-----------|
E|-----------|



I can't play 1-2-3 over and over without it sounding choppy because I have to move my hand back to the first string.

An example of this is in Knights of Cydonia by Muse. After the synth part, there are repetitive backward strums, all with short intervals inbetween.

Do you have any tricks or tips that help you move your hand back faster?
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#2
I play the first string whit a downstroke, then the other 2 upstroke, so when you come back, the movement is simply a downstroke. That's my way to play it.
#3
I tried that but it just made it slower. I would be better off just back-sweep picking.

Any other tips?
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#4
Just slow right down and concentrate on making that gap as small as possible, then speed up.