Upper String Chord Sweeps (Sweep Picking)

By May 20, 2015

Sweep picking across small triad shapes is a very cool sound that can be applied into both instrumental melodies and within your guitar solos. If you've ever tried it, sweep picking technique is not exactly an easy technique to perform and thus will require a lot of practice to end up sounding very smooth and flowing. When it comes to connecting chords with sweep picking, slides are a great way to link the shapes and use of the slide techniques will also really help with generating a fluid sound. This weeks lesson contains several sweep picked examples on the upper strings. Work on all of these examples very slowly and use a metronome to maintain a uniform sweep across the strings. Over time, your sweep picking skills will get better and eventually, you will find yourself using this idea in all kinds of different ways. Enjoy the lesson! The lesson video: About the Author: Andrew Wasson is a 1992 Graduate of Hollywood California's Guitar Institute of Technology (G.I.T.). He has operated his Canadian Music School; Creative Guitar Studio, for the last 20+ years teaching thousands of guitarists both in studio sessions, and through his popular YouTube Channels, Skype lessons and websites.

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