Sweep Arpeggios. Part 2

Taken a look at the original Sweep Arpeggios, or ready for 6 strings? Think your good but need a bit more of sweeping theory? Need some more help figuring out how to compose your own sweeps and solos? Then here's some more for ya.

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Once again, unless you have taken a look at my original lesson, Sweep Arpeggios, or are advancing to 6 string sweeps, I suggest you turn back to the way you came. But first a quiz, this is Theory you know. If you already know the names of all the sweeps, what are the names of these sweeps? They have the form of the sweeps in my first lesson, but are at different places on the fret board. Excerpt from "Alaska"
|-------------7-12h15p|12-------------|
|-----------8---------|---13----------|
|---------9-----------|------12-------|
|-------9-------------|---------14----|
|--7-10---------------|------------17-|
|---------------------|---------------|
Answer will be in the comments. The entire range of the sweep can change by going from 5 string sweeps to 6, take 5 string D Major
---------14h17p14---------||
-------15--------15-------||
-----14------------14-----||
---16----------------16---||
-17--------------------17-||
--------------------------||
And 6 string D Major
-----------------14h17p14-----------------||
---------------15--------15---------------||
----------11h14------------14p11----------||
--------12----------------------12--------||
------12--------------------------12------||
-10h14------------------------------14p10-||
They're close, but that's the difference between a dog and a wolf, and a cat from a Panther. Now for the Actual lesson, I'm sorry about all that BS, but you got to know this kind of stuff. For almost all of these sweeps you have to know how to roll your fingers over the fret, like with this. These kinds of sweeps are not Cheat Sweeps, unlike what some people play. Almost a majority of sweeps use that kind of form. If you say It's it cheat sweep, it might be, but lets see you try to get the same sound out of a different sweep.
-15p12------12-||
------12--12---||
--------12-----||
---------------||
---------------||
---------------||
But now onto actual Arpeggio forms and names. I suggest playing each arpeggio slow, try to get a feel of where your fingers should be at, and gradually speed up as you go. E Minor
|--------------12h15p12--------------|
|------------12--------12------------|
|----------12------------12----------|
|--------14----------------14--------|
|------14--------------------14------|
|-12h15------------------------12h15-|
E Major
|--------------12h16p12--------------|
|------------12--------12------------|
|----------13------------13----------|
|--------14----------------14--------|
|------14--------------------14------|
|-12h16------------------------12h16-|
D Minor (I Prefer playing these one's in Drop D, Sounds cool)
-----------------14h17p14-----------------||
---------------15--------15---------------||
----------11/14------------14\11----------||
--------12----------------------12--------||
------12--------------------------12------||
-10h14------------------------------14p10-||
D Major
-----------------13h17p13-----------------||
---------------15--------15---------------||
----------10/14------------14\10----------||
--------12----------------------12--------||
------12--------------------------12------||
-10h13------------------------------13p10-||
This is a Sweet Lick that breaks down 5 string D Minor
-17p13----13--------------------------13----13h17-||
------15----15----15----------15----15----15------||
--------14----14----14------14----14----14--------||
----------------15----15--15----15----------------||
------------------------17------------------------||
--------------------------------------------------||
This sweep is from 6 string D Major to 5 string A Major
-----------------14h17p14------14h17p12------------|
---------------15--------15--15--------14----------|
----------11/14------------14------------14--------|
--------12---------------------------------14------|
------12-------------------------------------16p12-|
-10h14---------------------------------------------|
These next sweeps are difficult, and are just a Compilation of what this lesson and the previous lesson should have taught you. You can either hammer-on(h) or Slide(/) wherever you want on the top of the arpeggios, whatever lets you play it better. You can play them seperate, in pairs, or the whole thing, It's just a bunch of ideas for sweeps.
 (5)D Major       /   /(5)A Major                /   /(5)E Major(With add-on)
-12p9------------9h12|h1712--------------------12h17|h21p17--------------|
-----10--------10----|-----14----------------14-----|------17------------|
-------9------9------|-------14------------14-------|--------18----------|
--------11--11-------|---------14--------14---------|----------19--------|
----------12---------|-----------16p12h16-----------|------------19p16---|
---------------------|------------------------------|-----------------17-|
  (6)D Major  I like to call this and interval sweep\/
-----------------------------------------14h17|p14------14h17|
---------------------------------------15-----|---15--15-----|
----------11/14\11----------------11/14-------|-----14-------|
--------12--------12------------12------------|--------------|
------12------------12--------12--------------|--------------|
-10h14----------------14p10h14----------------|--------------|
/   (5)A Major                     \       (5)D Major
h21p17--------------------17h21|p17p14h17---------------17-|
------19----------------19-----|---------15----------15----|
--------19------------19-------|-----------14------14------|
----------19--------19---------|-------------16--16--------|
------------21p17h21-----------|---------------17----------|
-------------------------------|---------------------------|
OOMFDA! There's lots of stuff that you have to know about sweep picking. It's not an easy skill to learn unless you think you can learn it, Unless you finish something to the end it isn't worth Starting. You wouldn't want a toilet with no flush, or a computer without a screen, would you? Just practice the sweeps I've got here for a while, print them off, work down them, work up them, just learn something. Questions, comments, Praise? Post here or email me.

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    Life Is Brutal
    |-----7-12h15p|12-----| |-----8-----|---13-----| |-----9-- ---|-----12-----| |-----9-----|-----14----| |--7-10-----|- ----15-| |-----|-----| The first is a roll sweep from the A minor Arpeggio from the first lesson, and the second is a variation of D minor. There was a typo in the text, and that last note was supposed to be a 15. I had so many typos in this whole thing I wish they would let me redo it to clear up alot of it.
    Kaenan
    why would you want to remove this man its not retarded i've used this to figure out which sweeps that im playing are major or minor which helped me figure out where and how to use them in my improvising.
    cainmd
    i thought it was alright. lifeisbrutal just wants to be the only guy sweeping in guitar centers.
    matACCADACCA
    @LifeIsBrutal, I hope you're not karma whoring, because this and the previous lesson have been excellent.
    Life Is Brutal
    Not even that, its just that I realized how much better I could have formulated this lesson, and there's a considerable bit of misinformation. I also wrote this when I had very little theory knowledge, and while these show you decent shapes to use, I give you the wrong names occasionally and also don't explain how they're constructed.
    carlos.a.mendoz
    @LifeIsBrutal make a sweeps 2.5 lesson then! im loving these lessons so far Thanks for helping us out!!!!