Sweep Or Alt Pick This?, For all you shredders out there ...
Andrew Cockburn
Jun 23 2007, 10:25 PM
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I'm writing a new song in honour of my Jem7v and I am wanting to put in some Major7th Arpegios. I figured out a variation of the Cmajor 5 string sweep that seems to work ok, but I also want to include this pattern:



E||-------9-12-9---------9-12-9---------9-12-
B||--9-10--------10-9-10--------10-9-10------
G||------------------------------------------
D||------------------------------------------
A||------------------------------------------
E||------------------------------------------



It is a repeating pattern of 16th triplets.

Would you alt pick it, or try and make it a sweep? If a sweep, how would you finger it in terms of hammer-ons vs picked notes?

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Ryan
Jun 23 2007, 10:38 PM
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Me persoanlly I would go with Alt. Picking


And for sweeping it. You would pick the first note of each String skip i guess you could say. Hmm if you dont understand that maybe like this...P9h10, then it would be P9h12p9, something like that tongue.gif!!

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MickeM
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it's triplets and since you're the theory teacher... biggrin.gif i have to say pick D-U-D D-U-D

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-----D----D------D-------D------D-------D----
E||-------9h12p9---------9h12p9---------9h12-
B||--9h10--------10h9p10--------10h9p10------
G||------------------------------------------
D||------------------------------------------
A||------------------------------------------
E||------------------------------------------

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Pavel
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I would definitely play it this way:



-----D----D-U----U--D----D--U---U--D----D-U---
E||-------9-12p9---------9-12p9---------9-12-
B||--9h10--------10-9h10--------10-9h10------
G||--------------------------------------------
D||--------------------------------------------
A||--------------------------------------------
E||--------------------------------------------



I had a similar pattern in that JEMTIME song of mine, i uploaded it some time ago. So this picking/sweeping is tested and it's working good.


EDIT: took me 300 EDITs to line up the tabs haha

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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jun 24 2007, 12:14 AM) *
I would definitely play it this way:



-----D----D-U----U--D----D--U---U--D----D-U---
E||-------9-12p9---------9-12p9---------9-12-
B||--9h10--------10-9h10--------10-9h10------
G||--------------------------------------------
D||--------------------------------------------
A||--------------------------------------------
E||--------------------------------------------


That makes me happy to see your suggestion since I played it EXACTLY like that and it's a lot smoother for sure. Triplets like DUD sometimes feels aqward but I suspected it was a trick question from Andrew sonce he mentioned triplets. tongue.gif

QUOTE (Pavel @ Jun 24 2007, 12:14 AM) *
EDIT: took me 300 EDITs to line up the tabs haha

laugh.gif I had some problems aswell laugh.gif

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Brilliant! Thanks MikeM and Pavel - I tried it that way and added 20bpm straight away - now to the metronome, cos I'm still short of where I need to be - technically would you call that a sweep? I guess it just qualifies ...

@Ryan - thanks for your response too - I'll practice alt picking it as well for the experience.

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Yes i would call that a sweep because it's the same as 3 string sweep.

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Andrew Cockburn
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jun 24 2007, 04:07 AM) *
Yes i would call that a sweep because it's the same as 3 string sweep.


Cool - thanks! Starting to enjoy figuring out sweeps - just need to be able to play them a little (ok a lot!) faster now smile.gif Of course the Jem will instantly give me Pavel like abilities when I get it so that's that taken care of!

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See the thing you don't need to worry about is being able to shred before you get your JEM those guitars don't need to be played they just float there and play themselves biggrin.gif

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