This is a new and systematic approach to sweep picking. It will focus on the right hand and its weaknesses when it comes to sweeping. I'm sure most of you have tried to learn to sweep pick at one point or another in your development as a guitarist, and there certainly are many shred players who are masters of this technique (Frank Gambale, Jason Becker, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rick Graham, etc). This course is not for beginners, it's for those who are in need of extra help with the technique...maybe you are an intermediate player who could not get passed the basic motions required to make your sweeps sound even and clean, maybe you can sweep up with ease but sweeping down seems rather difficult or impossible, maybe it's only some licks that you have trouble with, or maybe you would like to have a fresh new look, a new perspective on the technique, that would allow you to better express yourself on the instrument and avoid the trap of always repeating the same old predictable patterns in the same way. All of these issues and more will be addressed along the way as you immerse yourself in the content of this approach.
All the exercises/licks are completely original and have been created from the need to resolve various difficulties that surfaced from the exploration of the different picking mechanics involved in economy picking, of which sweeping is an example. There are quite a few picking mechanics that have never been explored and are never taught. Normally the student learns a few stock sweeping licks that are arpeggio-based and consist of playing all the notes in the arpeggios in an ascending or descending manner, never skipping a note or exploring different options other than close-position dispositions of an arpeggio. No matter how many inversions/fingerings you know, an arpeggio is going to sound like an arpeggio. The rhythm in which these licks are traditionally played is also very predictable...it fits very evenly within the metric of a 4/4 bar. These two factors have contributed to generate a disinterest in the technique since most guitarists played the same patterns over and over and it became difficult to apply the technique without sounding overly technical and predictable.
Here we take a different approach: We work in groups of strings or 'string sets', and by doing that you get a new perspective on the instrument. The idea is that by practicing the various picking mechanics that we teach you, that are found within different combinations of string sets, you will be working your picking hand in a very thorough manner so that eventually the regular sweep picking patterns will seem very easy to you and you will develop a very competent picking hand without any weak spots as far as sweeping goes.
What you get:
• 20 Original & methodical sweep picking exercises
• 60 Exercise videos with embedded animated tab, pick animations and right hand-left hand simultaneous view (Fast/Slow/Superslow)
• 60 MP3 Audio files (Fast/Slow/Superslow)
• 60 MP3 Audio with backing metronome click (Fast/slow/Superslow)
• 20 Guitar Pro files
• 20 PDF files with exercises with its description and tab
• Complete "Play along" Practice Routine (audio/backing track)
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