Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sweep Picking

I was not very clear on the lesson I gave everyone.  I apologize, and will try make it clearer.  To be able to sweep pick you should first learn the positioning of the arpeggio with your fingers.  When you fret the notes, you cannot hold two notes and sweep because it will sound horrid.  You have to smoothly transition each finger, note to note, without any horrible ringing from the other strings.  Try to synchronize this with your picking hand by sweeping (like a broom) the notes.  It takes time, but you will surely get it! try this out.  This is a basic sweep picking pattern (above) This is what it should sound like when you get it right.

32 comments:

  1. The first time I tried this I definitely made that ugly, horrid noise haha.

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  2. i'm trying to learn the guitar. this is really helpful

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  3. I, too, am trying to learn the guitar, so thanks!

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  4. oh god why doesn't mine sound like that lol

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  5. Ive mastered this after many years of practice

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  6. my bf would probably like you're blog, I'll show him too =D

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  7. Thanks for the post, looking forward to next lesson!

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  8. Nice, i play the guitar (im terrible), this actually helped me :) thank you

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  9. That sounds pretty cool.
    I'm going to try play it now.. I doubt it'll sound as nice though but guitar rig 4 will fix that up :)

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  10. Hehe, that's exactly the same pattern I used to practice!

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  11. guitar sweeps are for pussies. when you sweep on the bass, you know you're bad ass.
    also, please refrain from trolling my blog in the future.

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  12. Nice, showed this blog to my brother, he has been learning how to play the guitar off and on for a year now

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  13. im slowly starting to get a hang of this, and i can really feel the progress with good tuts like this!! thanks!!

    keep it up

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  14. oh hello kind sir, have me met yet? =)

    smoochies n' poopies! :*

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  15. do you teach guitar lessons? you're really good. have you considered going pro?

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  16. reading this makes me realise how untalented i am qq

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  17. oh thanks for this tutorial! my friend needs this

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  18. Nice even though i'm not into guitar that MUCH !

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  19. Oh thanks man! I'll try this right now, thanks

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  20. wow, this is making me wanna pick it up again...

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  21. ahhh this is actually pretty helpful :3

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  22. This is fuckin awesome, i love random guitar lessons, keep it up!

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  23. God when i started learning sweep picking i friggin hated it, but now i know and have the technique it sounds sweet as hell

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  24. Trying to learn guitar so this helps a lot

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  25. fuck yeah!!!!!
    thanks man, this is way easier to understand than the crap that came included in garageband in my mac

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