Sweeps & Picking over Diatonic Arpeggios

by Joe Kataldo

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  • Hi Guys, Joe Kataldo here, in this lesson I'll show you how to combine sweep, alternate picking and seventh arpeggios to create monster licks

    Sweeps & Picking over Diatonic Arpeggios

    The musical study apply the same patter, sweeps+picking, to all the C major scale arpeggio shapes:

    Cmaj7 - Dm7 - Em7 - Fmaj7 - G7 - Am7 - Bm7/5b

    moving through modes diatonically from ionian to Locrian.

    Techniques Focus

    Three notes of the arpeggio are sweeped, 1st, 3rd and 5th, then the 7th, 6th and back to 5th are played with alternate picking starting with an upstroke and then ending with a down stroke to the next arpeggio root.

    The so created patter moves smoothly from mode shape to mode up to the the fifteen fret.

    Theory Focus

    Two main rhythmic variation are applied to the same patter:

    Sixteenth notes Triplets

    Sixteen Notes

    Pro Tips

    Best results are given when only a small part of the pattern is played, combined with other techniques in your solos.

    Se you Next Lesson,

    Joe Kataldo.

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