Guitar Lessons





Sweep Picking Lessons

Often described as the most difficult shred technique - you will find the lessons to get you started here.


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  • Alien Patterns

    by Dallton Santos

    An exercise I do before shows to warm up for technical playing.

    Tags: warm up, symmetrical solo, advanced guitar exercises sweep picking, Symmetrical Scale, warming up, buckethead, bumblefoot, sweep picking, economy picking, weird, freak guitar
    Difficulty9
  • Masters of Sweeping

    by Ben Higgins

    An epic journey into sweep picking, looking at the styles of three of the world's greatest artists.

    Tags: yngwie malmsteen, cacophony, jason becker, marty friedman, frank gambale, sweep picking, shred, arpeggios, A minor, A pentatonic minor, neoclassical metal, metal solo, economy picking, crossing strings, right hand technique, 3 strings arpeggio, 4 string arpeggio, 5 string arpeggio, 6 string arpeggio
    Difficulty3
  • D Harmonic Minor Arpeggio Sequence

    by Attila Voros

    Intense and hard to play!

    Tags: Jeff Loomis, Michael Romeo, Arpeggio, Sequence, Speed, Shredding, Progressive, Instrumental, D minor, D harmonic minor, sweeps, fast licks, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, shredding, metal solo, alternate picking, tapping, string skipping, guitar tricks
    Difficulty8
  • Sweep Picking 7/9 Arpeggios

    by Eugen Leonhardt

    This lesson is all about the ideas on Sweep Picking passage from my song "Religious War". It also contains the basic guitar-riff with is the basis of this tune.

    Tags: Maj7/9, Min7/9, D Lydian, D Dorian, D Aeolian, shell voicings, sliding, sweeping, shredding, 6 string arpeggio, combining modes, mixing modes, modal, stretching
    Difficulty9
  • Tony MacAlpine Sweep Tapping

    by Ben Higgins

    An attainable lesson looking at tapped arpeggios and sweep picking, a feature of Tony MacAlpine's guitar style.

    Tags: B minor, shrapnel records, neo classical, 80's shred, arpeggios, odd timing, tapping bend, shredding, arpeggio shapes, neoclassical
    Difficulty5
  • Gilbert Inspired #3 - Gilbertian Arpeggios

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson is a sequence inspired by what Paul played in his "Intense Rock Sequences and Techniques" DVD.

    Tags: Sweeping, Sweep picking, following the chords, E minor, neoclassical metal, shredding, intense rock, workout, jason becker
    Difficulty8
  • Practical Sweep Arpeggios

    by David Wallimann

    Use some 4 note arpeggio sweeps in a very melodic way.

    Tags: sweeping, arpeggios, shred, arpeggios etude, arpeggios workout, advanced technique, sweeps, 4 note arpeggio, D minor
    Difficulty7
  • Sweeps & Picking over Diatonic Arpeggios

    by Joe Kataldo

    How to combine sweep, alternate picking and seventh arpeggios to create monster licks.

    Tags: Sweeps, Picking, Diatonic, 7th, Arpeggios, arpeggio shapes, monster licks, frank gambale, shred, shredding, sweeping technique, arpeggio sequences
    Difficulty6
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Golden Oldies

  • Sweep Picking Lesson

    by Muris Varajic

    A basic sweep picking lesson going from the simplest two-string shapes all the way to the five-string shapes. This is an excellent lesson if you are new to sweeping and want to work your way to the top!

    Tags: sweeping, timing, two string shapes, three string shapes, four string shapes, five string shapes, A major, A minor, triads
    Difficulty5
  • Sweeping Basics

    by David Wallimann

    The secret of sweeping is to synchronize your right hand with your left hand. What you need to do is to place a finger of your left hand on the desired note at the same time than you are playing that note with your pick. As you do so, the next note needs to be placed on the adjacent string in the same direction as your pick is going.

    Tags: sweeps, sweep picking, speed, D Major, Arpeggios, minor arpeggio, major arpeggio, shred, economy, Yngwie Malmsteen, Frank Gambale
    Difficulty4
  • Sweeping Lesson 1 (3 string shapes)

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    Sweeping is one of the coolest shred trick to play crazy solos that sound "WOW!". When you get it down and combine with other techniques you'll be able to play really crazy solos that will sound like: "How the hell did he do that?!". When i first met this technique and heard Michael Angelo Batio sweeping I told myself: "There is no way i will ever be able to do that!". With hard practice and feeling of: "I am gonna get you!"- you too can too!! So get your guitar and build your sweeping skills here!

    Tags: sweeping, sweep-picking, 3-string shapes, Michael Angelo
    Difficulty8
  • Sweeping Basics Lesson

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    By request sweepmaster Pavel breaks down his technique into tiny fragments - for you to easily digest! In this part you'll see the main excercise for your right hand in order to master sweep picking. The trick for the right hand is to move the pick across all of the strings in one direction.

    Tags: Sweeping basics, right hand muting, sweep-picking
    Difficulty5
  • Gilbert Inspired #3 - Gilbertian Arpeggios

    by Zsolt Galambos

    This lesson is a sequence inspired by what Paul played in his "Intense Rock Sequences and Techniques" DVD.

    Tags: Sweeping, Sweep picking, following the chords, E minor, neoclassical metal, shredding, intense rock, workout, jason becker
    Difficulty8
  • Sweeping Lesson 2 (5-string shapes)

    by Pavel Denisjuk

    After you got familiar with 3-string sweep picking it's time to move onto some 5-string shapes!These shapes will allow you to create some long crazy runs and you'll also see how to combine them with 3-string shapes. Cool thing about sweeps is if you have a melody in your head you can replace one note with the whole arpeggio shape and make a crazy sounding solo. For example, instead of playing the note A in a melody, you can play the whole A minor triad arpeggio.

    Tags: sweeping, sweep-picking, 5-string shapes
    Difficulty9
  • Practical Sweep Arpeggios

    by David Wallimann

    Use some 4 note arpeggio sweeps in a very melodic way.

    Tags: sweeping, arpeggios, shred, arpeggios etude, arpeggios workout, advanced technique, sweeps, 4 note arpeggio, D minor
    Difficulty7
  • Sweeps & Picking over Diatonic Arpeggios

    by Joe Kataldo

    How to combine sweep, alternate picking and seventh arpeggios to create monster licks.

    Tags: Sweeps, Picking, Diatonic, 7th, Arpeggios, arpeggio shapes, monster licks, frank gambale, shred, shredding, sweeping technique, arpeggio sequences
    Difficulty6
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