How To Do The Sweep Picking Exercise w/ Video

Sweep picking is arguably one of the most difficult guitar techniques you can learn. This Sweep Picking Exercise lesson with step by step video instruction and the included tabs will have you shredding like the guitar gods in record time.

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Sweep Picking Exercise

Introduction

Hey guys my name is Billy Crabbe. I’m here on behalf of Guitar Control and I hope you enjoy this lesson. So here we have a sweep picking sequence which is combining an A minor arpeggio, F major, G major and E major arpeggio.

Sweep Picking Exercise

The licks starts on the twelfth fret of the A string and we’re gonna sweep down to the tenth fret of the D string and then down to the ninth fret on the G string to the tenth fret on the B string. I’m on the 8th fret on the E string and hammer on to the 12th fret on of the E string and we’re going to slide the 12th fret to the 8th fret on the E string and pull-off to the 5th fret on the E string and do an upstroke to the 6th fret of the B string, down to the fifth fret on the G string to the seventh fret on the D string and to the 8th fret on the G string. All together up to this point…  

Then we’re going to slide up the from the 8th fret to the 10th fret of the A string and then we’re going to do a down stroke to the 7th, 8th, and  9th fret on the D string and to the 7th fret on the G string and then the 8th fret on B string and then the 7th fret of the E string and then hammer-on to the 10th fret of the E string.

Then we’re going to slide down the tent from the 10th fret of the E string to the 7th fret of the E string and then pull-off to the 4th fret of the E string and then upstroke to the 5th fret of the B string, fourth fret on the G string, 6th fret of the D string and then the 7th fret of the A string. So all together up to this point… Then we’re going to slide up a half step to the 8th fret on the A string and then a down stroke to the 7th fret of the D string, fifth fret of the G string, sixth fret on the B string and then the 5th fret of the E string and then we’re going to slide up to the 10th fret of the E string and pull-off to the 7th fret and then I’m going to do upstroke on the 8th fret of the B string and 7th fret of the G string and then a 9th fret of the A string and then the 10th fret of the A string. Then all together up to this point…

Then from here we’re going to slide up to the 12th fret of the A string and we’re going to do a down stroke to the 10th fret of the D string, down stroke to the 9th fret of the G string then 10th fret on the B string, 8th fret on the E string hammering on to the 12th fret and then tap at the 17th fret of the E string. So all together up to this point…

That’s the lesson guys. Thank you for watching, until next time…

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