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Sweeping help

Postby yellowshirtguy » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:52 pm

Been playing guitar for about a year and a half now I think and I've been trying to learn how to sweep. I've been trying to get it for a few days and I have made no progress at all. Can anyone give me some advice?

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Re: Sweeping help

Postby paul » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:18 pm

Micheal Angelo Speed kills dvd!

Just kinda rake the strings.
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Re: Sweeping help

Postby mrmetal » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:31 pm

you need to give it more than a week, but keep trying. Check out youtube, there are several good tutorials there as well.

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Re: Sweeping help

Postby Moose6 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:37 am

Shoot it took me a year to get it just right. I don't know if this is technically correct since I'm self taught, but the hardest part for me is getting the palm muting just right with the right hand, while still strumming down and up. Ultimately my hand would come off a string or mute one too much and it sounded like sludge. Best advice is stick with a broom :lol: .

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Re: Sweeping help

Postby mrmetal » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:57 pm

Moose6 wrote:Shoot it took me a year to get it just right. I don't know if this is technically correct since I'm self taught, but the hardest part for me is getting the palm muting just right with the right hand, while still strumming down and up.


That is what kept fucking me up too.

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Re: Sweeping help

Postby THOR » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:24 pm

Just keep at it and it will happen. Most importantly play them slow and clean, speed will come in time. You WILL learn faster by going slow.

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Re: Sweeping help

Postby johnthebrucelee » Tue Mar 18, 2008 7:11 pm

THOR wrote:Just keep at it and it will happen. Most importantly play them slow and clean, speed will come in time. You WILL learn faster by going slow.

And playing with a metronome is always a plus. :P
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Re: Sweeping help

Postby skezza » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:28 am

I would say don't :P but, if your really up for the sweeping, heres a nice little video :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nb_0fQwtwgo
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Re: Sweeping help

Postby mrmetal » Wed Mar 19, 2008 6:46 am

skezza wrote:I would say don't :P


:lol: ....c'mon skezza, sweeping is a good technique to have in the arsenal.

Cool video.... isn't amazing how clean Paul's tone is? Hardly any distortion at all.

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