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sweeping patterns

Post by russdogz_ » Thu Jan 15, 2009 12:22 pm

ive kind of been teaching myself to sweep, for about a month or so and im getting faster with the pattern ive got and its getting boring just playign this same one. i was just wondering if you guys could give me a few patterns that you like or that you used to get better with sweeping

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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by Richie » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:03 pm

a very strange pattern I got off a guy on youtube


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---15-----------------------------------------15-----------

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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by alex0710 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:24 pm

This is one i found from a Herman Li Lesson (i didnt mean to click into that link)

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B----------------------13--------------13---------------------------
G-----------------14----------------------14-----------------------
D-------------14------------------------------14-------------------
A----12h15--------------------------------------15p12-----------
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Post by Flashheart » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:54 pm

that looks like a minor, which is what i learnt but i went up to A (hammer on 17fret on the e string).. actually i barely bothered learning anything past minor, and i found sweeps far to hard to fit into improvising (i play blues.. kinda) but there's one i was toying with, the bottom half of a minor arpeggio with a couple of regular notes thrown at the end, to try incorporate it into a real solo :P


e--------------------------14h15p14---17--15--14----------------
B----------------------15------------------------------15-----------
G-----------------16------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

actually this is kinda off track for what you were looking for.. ahh well major argpeggios are always fun, same as Alex's but move the C on the 13th fret up to a C# the 3 strings on the same fret is a real pain, i never bothered to learn major, or anything apart from the minor :P but i might learn a cool new pattern next week 8-)

note : my theory is pretty wacky, i will say sorry in advance if i made any mistakes

edit : mixed up some words :D
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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by alex0710 » Wed Jan 21, 2009 6:46 pm

haha fair enough
i find mine really easy coz i just need to place my fingers and it all falls into place
yours looks pretty easy also

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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by tensor465 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:04 am

i'd try to learn some songs. the main pattern in concerto by cacophony isnt too hard i guess, and the first song i properly learned with sweeping was 'images' by cacophony. it took ages, but i improved heaps from learning it :-D

just dont rush yourself or get impatient, practice makes perfect! for ages i would just sit infront of the tv or at the computer just practicing the same few bars, breaking it up into sections and slowly putting them together over time.

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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by alex0710 » Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:36 pm

ok thanks
im slowing getting sweeping down
iv been practising sweeping for about 3-4 weeks
IMO im getting it very slowly
if i was anymore inpactient i would of stopped by now :-)

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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by rifftastic » Sun Jan 25, 2009 8:32 pm

i find with sweeping it takes a very long time to master, so dont worry if your progress is slow, some things that might help is find solos with sweeping parts in them its always more interesting to actually practice in a more musical context and also more useful to learn how to go from sweeping to another technique (say alternate picking) straight away helps keep you on your toes and makes your playing more dynamic, rather than just practicing sweeping back and forth the whole time...i got to a point where i was reasoanble with my sweeps but couldnt go into it from another way of playing immediately or come out of it and play something else smoothly...end if rant
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Post by russdogz_ » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:13 pm

im learning all the sweeping parts from the song
'vela, together we await the storm'
by the human abstract.

ive improved on it alot.. ill have it down good soon i think:)
check that song out too, its great.
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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by beno37 » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:34 am

Yeah i have tried playing sweeps from solos gives it a better context but still bloody hard, think i am going to go back to chicken picking :smt011 :shock:
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Re: sweeping patterns

Post by frohike » Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:50 pm

I find with my technique, if I start at the walls moving to the middle of the shed, I make one pile of dust, its easy to pick up with the dustpan. Try it out, remember, warm up first :-D
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