Is there a particular pattern these arpeggios/chord shapes move in?
Yes, they follow the chords that are written at the bottom of the screen. The backing chords themselves are just power chords so they're root+5th without a major or minor 3rd. The arpeggios themselves will be major or minor depending on the chord. The chord underneath will give you the biggest clue and then the sound of the arpeggio itself will tell you if it's major or minor.
Japanese Scales, Hirayoshi, Kumoi, Iwato, Cacophony, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Modes, Shred, Wide stretches, by Zsolt Galambos
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I'm looking at the sweep arpeggio technique of Jason Becker. Jason's way of playing arpeggios often consisted of slides and pull offs, as opposed to playing every note with heavy palm muting. He also used to favour his bridge pickup a lot of the time, giving a bright and slippery legato feel to his sweeps.
I've simplified the approach so that this lesson is attainable to anyone wanting to explore sweep picking.
The hard thing about mid tempo sweeps is that it is more difficult to keep steady time. The sweeping motion of the pick relies on constant momentum so it can be tricky to keep it controlled. However, what better practise could there be?
The arpeggios shapes follow the chords of the backing. They are all common shapes that you will encounter if you explore sweep picking. Hopefully this lesson will give you an extra dose of fire to add to your sweeps to make them more interesting. Enjoy!
Tuning: E A D G B E Standard Tuning
Time Signature: 3/4
Gear: Marshall JVM 410H. OD1 Channel, Red setting. BASS 2, MID 4, TREB 8, GAIN 4