Guitar Lessons

Sweep Picking Lessons


  • Spacial Sweeping

    by Dallton Santos

    Modern arpeggio shapes over metal backing for sweep picking practice

    Tags: Sweep Picking, Shred Guitar Solo, Fast Guitar Arpeggios, arpeggios, modern, modern shred, Rick Graham, E minor
  • Chops Builder Etude

    by Kristofer Dahl

    Neoclassic etude covering pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios & string skipping.

    Tags: pedal point, neoclassic, sweep picking, arpeggios, diminished, harmonic minor, Pinky independence, 6 string arpeggios, String skipping, ostinato, C minor
  • Beginner Sweep Picking #2

    by Darius Wave

    Lesson inspired by Malmsteen's sweeped arpeggios. Perfect when you just began to work on sweep picking and you want to practise within reasonable tempo amount.

    Tags: economy picking, right hand motion, Yngwie Malmsteen, A minor, A harmonic minor, sweeping, neoclassical, arpeggios, minor arpeggios, major arpeggios, Jason Becker, neoclassical rock,
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Beginner Sweep Picking

    by Darius Wave

    Essential sweep picking shapes and right hand motion.

    Tags: economy picking, right hand motion, A harmonic minor, A aeolian, A minor, chord arpeggios, 1 note per string, arpeggios, Yngwie Malmsteen, , Jason Becker, neoclassical rock
  • Neoclassical Approaches

    by Dallton Santos

    Using open triads arpeggios to create a classical composition.

    Tags: open triads, arpeggios, classical, neoclassical, triads, Eric Johnson, Bach, Pat Metheny, Mozart Mello, C Major, sweep picking, yngwie malmsteen, jason becker, economy picking
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Golden Oldies

  • Extreme Neo-Classic

    by Muris Varajic

    Lots of speed picking and sweeping

    Tags: alternate picking, shred, speed picking, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, A harmonic minor, D harmonic minor, B dominant phrygian, legato, shredding, insane, level god, paganini influence, string skipping, pedal note, sweeping
  • Sweep Picking Arpeggios

    by Ian Bushell

    Sweep picking technique with some legato, string skipping, moveable arpeggio shapes and voice leading to make smoother arpeggio changes from one chord to another.

    Tags: legato, string skipping, shred, shredding, voice leading, moveable arpeggio shapes, jason becker, sweeping, sweep, following the chords, yngwie malmsteen, cacophony, D minor
  • 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
  • Concerto Suite Era Yngwie Style

    by Piotr Kaczor

    Let's play some neoclassical chops with symphonic orchestra!

    Tags: Hans Zimmer, YJM, alternate picking, vibrato, sweep picking, alternate picking, Yngwie Malmsteen, neoclassical, symphonic metal
  • 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
  • Power Of Mini Sweeps

    by Ben Higgins

    A short solo using mini sweeps to play fiery rock licks.

    Tags: sweep picking, economy picking, mini, solos, shred, yngwie, A Minor, A Minor Pentatonic, 2 strings arpeggios, vinnie moore, shred, randy rhoads, shred licks, shred patterns
  • Sweep Etude

    by Muris Varajic

    Etude in Bm using Sweep Picking.

    Tags: Sweep Etude, B harmonic minor, shred, jason becker, cacophony, yngwie malmsteen, arpeggios, speed metal, symphony X, advanced lead technique, speed picking
  • Sweeping with Tapping

    by Muris Varajic

    I chose one shape for major and one for minor arpeggios. The chords are typical 7, m6 and maj7, with few added notes with tapping hand. There's a sliding with tap finger as well...

    Tags: sweep tapping, two hands, sweep picking, triads, arpeggio triads, tapped, shred, michael romeo, sliding, slide, Major and minor triad arpeggios
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