QUOTE (Trond Vold @ Mar 30 2008, 11:31 PM)
Mastering alternate picking should definetly come before sweeping.
I can see the temptation of wanting to learn how to sweep, but the nessessary basics should be practiced first.
Yeah, well, it depends on how you define "master" alternate picking. If it's just knowing that it's altering between up and downstrokes and incorporating it into your playing, then I agree.
If it's to master it like Muris for instance, I simply HAVE to disagree, 'cuz I started sweeping even though I'm not anywhere near as exquisitely skilled as Muris.