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Sweep Picking 1 – Lesson 79

Lesson by: SynGates.com
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The new layout is amazing yet I still feel we need to make the video fullscreen too so we can see PapaGates hands more.
 

Allan V

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Unfortunately I have started this video long after I've developed some bad habits. instead of resting the pick on the b string (like the example given in this video) I tend to pick the string away from the guitar and lift my hand up off the guitar. Any recommendations?

p.s at least this coronavirus quarantine is forcing me to have time to learn how to sweep pick lol
 
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Unfortunately I have started this video long after I've developed some bad habits. instead of resting the pick on the b string (like the example given in this video) I tend to pick the string away from the guitar and lift my hand up off the guitar. Any recommendations?

p.s at least this coronavirus quarantine is forcing me to have time to learn how to sweep pick lol
I'd say relearn to do it correctly while playing slowly and forcing yourself to rest the pick on the string till you can do it without thinking about it.
 
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Calvin Phillips

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Depending how long you've played with that habit its gonna take time to instinctly change your brains mind. So dont lose your courage. I personally still find myself at times not alternate picking when I could be but the melody is so slow i just.. dont.
 

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Depending how long you've played with that habit its gonna take time to instinctly change your brains mind. So dont lose your courage. I personally still find myself at times not alternate picking when I could be but the melody is so slow i just.. dont.
Man im the same way, i dont know why i do it i just do 😂
 

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My challenge with sweeping has always been getting that last third note of each arpeggio to sound clear and this technique brings me justice. With a clear explanation of which to stroke down and up, my sweeps are beginning to sound better. Don't mind the long stretch and misuse of the bottom string, i have this guitar in Drop D of course lol. Thank you again!
 

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I finally realized what was holding me back with sweeping! For the longest time I could sweep arpeggio's going up or down, up to 5 strings and with the 7ths, but then I couldn't come back from that. I could go up, but I couldn't go down, and I could go down, but I couldn't go back up. I could never keep the motion going and make it work in time. I just realized that I was beginning each sequence on the wrong stroke type! If I was going to sweep down I would start on a down stroke and pick the two notes on the first string. And if I was going to finish the motion I would follow the motion through and pick the last note in series instead of restart the picking pattern! Jesus I feel like a fool now, it's been right in front of me for years. Thank you!