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Taka Perry
post Aug 7 2013, 01:12 PM
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Hi guys,

I've basically been wanting to sweep for a long time, but I've never really worked out where to start and what to do. If anyone has any pointers, it would be really appreciated smile.gif Thanks a lot


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Darius Wave
post Aug 7 2013, 01:46 PM
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Sweeping is not as hard as it looks. It's mostly about the perfect synchro and notes separation. I can advice to start from the roots - guys like Malmsteen. I started form his 3 string apregios and I think it was a great beginning. Here's a cool lesson from Gabriel:

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...msteen-lesson3/


Also this seems to be cool lesons from Carlos.

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...-sweep-picking/

I would strat from doing these two. You don't have to play the at full speed but just get known with the basic sweep shapes smile.gif


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post Aug 7 2013, 03:38 PM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Aug 7 2013, 12:12 PM) *
Hi guys,

I've basically been wanting to sweep for a long time, but I've never really worked out where to start and what to do. If anyone has any pointers, it would be really appreciated smile.gif Thanks a lot


For learning sweeping, really all you need is to memorize a few shapes (I just learned two laugh.gif) and if you've learned a major arpeggio shape, just changing one note would bring it to a minor arpeggio, or vice versa. Thus, you'll learn two shapes actually when you learn one smile.gif

Practising them, however, is a totally different story. This, in my opinion and many others, is something that takes a guitarist from one level to another, probably from intermediate to advanced.

I can't tell you much since I'm just starting out on it as well, but before learning sweeping I was advised to hone my legato, muting, speed picking and tapping skills, since those are crucial for shredding. Sweeping should be the last step.

What I started with is this lesson from Lian: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Sweeps_Major_and_Minor/

Really fun lesson and you see results pretty quick because its just not that fast, its all about playing cleanly and accurately, and that is more important than speed smile.gif

Oh yes! One more thing. Gabriel showed me a demon driver sweeping lick, that's like on two or three top strings (G B high E), and he strongly suggested that I start with small sweeps and gradually speed them up and then move on to add one more string, and do the same with it until I master all 6 strings smile.gif Let me look for that lick, I wrote it down somewhere, I'll give it to you shortly smile.gif

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post Aug 7 2013, 04:57 PM
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I'm not a sweeping expert but I started doing 2 string sweeps because the inside string direction change is the most difficult for me and for most people. By practicing a lot of that, the rest of the sweeps aren't so difficult anymore.

If you mute your strings with your left hand and go to the B and E strings and play down down up up down down up up B E E B B E E B, that's a great way to start. Then do up down up down on B E B E, then go to three note but now do DownDownDown UP Up DOWN like this G B E B G so only the first time you do Three consecutive down strokes the pattern becomes an inside turn around sweep of DDUUDDUUDDUUDDUUDDUU like this BE BG BE BG BE BG this is the absolute hardest part of sweeping after you master this go on to learning how to isolate with your left hand. If you do these 5 minutes a day it's really good, don't overdo it in the beginning or get frustrated, it's really annoying to play but after a while it becomes second nature!

After that, doing it over more strings making sure that you're letting the pick fall rather than doing a pick on each string, it's time to learn some shapes. There's a really nice lesson on truefire called 50 sweeping licks you should know (as well as many really good lessons on here), but truefire is free for 3 months, so if you only want sweeping you could use that. Write me a private message if you want more help or get stuck, I've been studying a lot of material regarding sweeping.


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post Aug 7 2013, 05:17 PM
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Nice suggestion Verciazghra ! smile.gif


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post Aug 7 2013, 06:07 PM
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This is the little sweeping lick Gabriel taught me during a live lesson smile.gif

e|--10p7-------7--9p6-------6--------|
B|-------7---7--------7---7----------|
G|---------7------------6------------|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------|


And you basically repeat the licks over and over again.

And also do as Verc says, he really explained everything in detail, you shouldn't have problems practicing that biggrin.gif

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post Aug 7 2013, 06:52 PM
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Hi! There are not big secrets about Sweeping, I think that it's even more natural than Alternate Picking so if you do the "sweep" smooth, as a unique movement and concentrate on synchronism between both hands you should master it.

I would like to share some lessons from my technique course where I share exercises and explanations from Zero to Hero. biggrin.gif

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=43083

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=43281

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=43490

Please share videos of you to show your progress and to let us give you specific feedback,


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post Aug 8 2013, 07:40 AM
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Hey Taka, everyone pointed out great advice and now it would only be great if you could post some of your try outs regarding this technique - from that point on we can help even more smile.gif I also have something up the sleeve but, I'd like to see how your technique looks like at the moment, first thing.

I know this one can help as well: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/Sweeps_Major_and_Minor/ it has a double advantage to it - you get to work your technique and also see it applied on minor and major arpeggio shapes smile.gif


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Taka Perry
post Aug 8 2013, 09:17 AM
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Thank you everybody smile.gif I will start practicing, hopefully sometime I'll be able to do it laugh.gif

Gab, I really like the style of those lessons. I think I will start with them as it will let me grasp the technique, and then move onto the one Cosmin suggested once I get the fundamentals down smile.gif Also, thank you for the heads up verciazghra, I will take on board what you said.


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post Aug 8 2013, 10:24 AM
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QUOTE (Taka Perry @ Aug 8 2013, 08:17 AM) *
Thank you everybody smile.gif I will start practicing, hopefully sometime I'll be able to do it laugh.gif

Gab, I really like the style of those lessons. I think I will start with them as it will let me grasp the technique, and then move onto the one Cosmin suggested once I get the fundamentals down smile.gif Also, thank you for the heads up verciazghra, I will take on board what you said.


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Taka Perry
post Aug 8 2013, 11:05 AM
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QUOTE (Cosmin Lupu @ Aug 8 2013, 07:24 PM) *
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Wow, thank you so much. That definitely made my day. I'll work on those exercise's, and post a video up soon on how I'm going smile.gif Thank you a lot again, I really appreciate it smile.gif


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post Aug 8 2013, 01:30 PM
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Just do it biggrin.gif Waiting for Your progress show smile.gif


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