Sweep picking

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  1. QuarkSoup

    QuarkSoup SS.org Regular

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    I need a practice regime for sweep picking. Can someone help me out? Maybe tab out some arpeggios or something for me? Thanks.
     
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    Nick Stop the Madness!

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    go find a necrophagist tab lol
     
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    Lol, I don't think I'm quite ready for that.
     
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    Nick Stop the Madness!

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    go get the fermented offal discharge tab and just pull bits out of it and slow them down.

    Do you have guitar pro? if so just get the gp tab and copy paste bits out the solo so they are looped, slow them down and learn them. thats what i do and it works for me.

    and whatever you practice make sure its to a metronome or john petrucci will come and destroy you with his 'killzone' speed playing
     
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    You can always just figure out the patterns too, it's not a big mystery. Keep it simple at first and just do major and minor shapes. Major chords will be the 1st, major 3rd, and perfect 5th repeated and minor chords will be the 1st, minor 3rd, and perfect 5th repeated. You can use that to figure out patterns on the high 3 strings, then the top 4, then 5, and so on. In fact most sweeps will look exactly like barre chords with one or two hammer ons thrown in.
     
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    This is the way I learned sweeping:

    On YouTube, search Sweep Picking. There's one by Mark Riddick that you should watch. Follow it. Slowly, then keep doing it over time.

    Then yes, the second way I learned was Fermented Offal Discharge, I believe I tried This Godless Endeavor's sweeps before realizing it was out of the question before I practiced them.

    Then I got really good at standard sweeps, so I went into 7 and other shaped sweeps. :)
     
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    Awesome! Thanks for all the help guys.
     
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    Here is something I play quite often as a warm up. similar to "house of the rising son". Pretty boring, but should be enough to get you started sweeping on the top 5 AND middle 5 strings (provided you play a 7 :) ) Nice guitar by the way!

    5 string Sweep Exercise

    E||----------------------12--17--12--|----------------------------------|
    B||------------------13--------------|--13------------------------------|
    G||--------------14------------------|------14----------------------17--|
    D||----------14----------------------|----------14--------------17------|
    A||--12--15--------------------------|--------------15--15--19----------|
    E||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|



    ------15--20--15------------------|----------------------17--22--17--|
    --17--------------17--------------|------------------19--------------|
    ----------------------17----------|--------------19------------------|
    --------------------------17------|----------19----------------------|
    ------------------------------19--|--17--22--------------------------|
    ----------------------------------|----------------------------------|



    ----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
    --19------------------------------|------13--18--13------------------|
    ------19--------------------------|--14--------------14--------------|
    ----------19------------------15--|----------------------15----------|
    --------------21----------15------|--------------------------15------|
    ------------------13--17----------|------------------------------17--|



    ----------------------12--17--12--|----------------------------------|
    ------------------13--------------|--13------------------------------|
    --------------14------------------|------14--------------------------|
    ----------14----------------------|----------14------------------14--|
    --12--15--------------------------|--------------15----------14------|
    ----------------------------------|------------------12--16----------|



    ----------------------------------|----------------------12--17--12--|
    ------12--17--12------------------|------------------13--------------|
    --13--------------13--------------|--------------14------------------|
    ----------------------14----------|----------14----------------------|
    --------------------------14------|--12--15--------------------------|
    ------------------------------16--|----------------------------------|



    ----------------------------|----||
    --13------------------------|----||
    ------14--------------------|----||
    ----------14----------------|----||
    --------------15--12--------|----||
    ----------------------------|----||
     
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    it might be too easy for you i dont know, but well, paul gilbert goin over the basics of sweeping (with blurry tabs).
     
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    Here is another one I play all of the time. It is the basis for the intro of an arrangement I'm doing of a song from the Marx Brothers movie 'Horse Feathers'.

    "Everyone Says I love you"

    E||------------------7--11--7--|-----------------------------|
    B||---------------9------------|--9--------------------------|
    G||------------8---------------|-----8-----------------------|
    D||---------9------------------|--------9-----------------9--|
    A||--7--11---------------------|-----------11---------11-----|
    E||----------------------------|---------------9--12---------|

    -----------------------------|--------------------9--12--9--|
    -----9--12--9----------------|----------------10------------|
    --9------------9-------------|-------------9----------------|
    ------------------9----------|---------11-------------------|
    ---------------------11------|--9--12-----------------------|
    -------------------------12--|------------------------------|

    ------------------------------|----------------------||
    --10--------------------------|-----7--10------------||
    ------9-----------------------|--8-------------------||
    ---------11----------------7--|----------------------||
    -------------12---------9-----|----------------------||
    -----------------7--11--------|----------------------||
     
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    VERY COOL SEQUENCE :yesway:
     
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    Wow, thanks kung_fu for tabbing that out for me and thank you oompa for finding that video! I appreciate it very much.

    To kung_fu: Yea, it's a very nice guitar. I kind of lucked into getting it.
     
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    serrana by jason becker is a great sweep pick excersise. just slow it RIGHT down. :shred:
     
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    Only if you have 24 frets though. S players are out of luck :fawk:
     
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    Learn "Serrana-Jason becker".This will keep you busy for a while.
     

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