So I'm not into sweeping that much but I figured I'd learn a bit just for the hell of it, at least to improve my picking and such. One thing that feels goofy to me is descending passages. Like if I am ascending I just play downstroked and its all good, but trying to play a continuous upstroke to descend without changing the angle of my pick is tending to be tricky. I can kind of do it but I lift the pick between each note a bit so it's not as fluid. And I can alternate pick the passages faster atm, and much more comfortably. Are upstrokes the way to go for this, should I just stick it out?
Start slowly with sweep picking. Upstrokes will be awkward at first, but you'll get used it. Use a metronome and build up speed.