Sweep Picking 4 – Lesson 82

About Sweep Picking 4 – Lesson 82

Level: Advanced

Sweep Picking 4 – Lesson 82

In this lesson we teach you one of Syn’s favorite Sweep licks.

Syn’s Tips

I used this lick for many solos but probably the one that I use it the most on would have to be a song from City of Evil called ”The Wicked End”.

Be creative and apply this to other arpeggios you know. All you have to do is take a chord, then find the extra notes on the 1st and 6th string that allow you change directions or perform the Turnaround.

This at fast speeds sounds incredibly difficult but truthfully it is not! Just start slow and play to a metronome and you will be blazing at lightning speed in no time!

I’d really love to hear what other arpeggios you guys apply to this lick so please share with us and upload a video of you shredding to the "Lesson Comments" section below!

Lesson Comments

Joe Giumarello
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Joe Giumarello I'm having an issue where my picking hand (right hand) scrapes the strings and creates unwanted noise. I've tried raising it off the strings a little but it makes playing very uncomfortable. Should I continue to keep my hand raised some and adjust? Or is there another solution to this issue? Thanks
Daniel Findlay
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Daniel Findlay I'd recommend keeping your right hand as close to the strings as possible. Maybe you're holding your pick at an angle (not straight) that's causing the issue?
Matt Marshall
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Matt Marshall When doing large sweep picks (5 string), I use the meaty part of my thumb (and side of my thumb) to mute the lower strings that im not picking. If you do this and use your arm to create the movement of the pick, you keep the consistent muting with your thumb. If you use your wrist to do large sweeps you just create a weird angle when picking the high strings.
Gonzalo Chairez
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