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Can someone recommend an arpeggio for me to practice sweep picking with?


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What I'd do ( don't sweep except for the occasional strum ) is start with major and minor triads and familiar shapes including 5 and 6 string bar chords. Get a feel for the strumming and then move on to individually fingered notes where you really have to sync up.

 

No, you won't sound like Frank Gambale but that's where I'd start.

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What I'd do ( don't sweep except for the occasional strum ) is start with major and minor triads and familiar shapes including 5 and 6 string bar chords. Get a feel for the strumming and then move on to individually fingered notes where you really have to sync up.

 

No, you won't sound like Frank Gambale but that's where I'd start.

 

Good advice, thank you!

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Here's a quick article on it:

 

http://www.guitarcommand.com/minor-arpeggios-shapes-licks/

 

Shape #2 is the common one most people start with. I'd leave out the two notes on the 6th string as they make the shape awkward to play, and most of the time get left out anyway for two reasons: 1) when soloing, you tend to stick to the higher range to cut through the mix and 2) the root in that shape is on the 5th string anyway, so that makes for a more natural starting point.

 

Now alternate that minor arpeggio with a diminished one:

 

http://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/how-to-play-diminished-arpeggios/

 

Bam! You're a neoclassical shredder. Well, almost.

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Here's a quick article on it:

 

http://www.guitarcommand.com/minor-arpeggios-shapes-licks/

 

Shape #2 is the common one most people start with. I'd leave out the two notes on the 6th string as they make the shape awkward to play, and most of the time get left out anyway for two reasons: 1) when soloing, you tend to stick to the higher range to cut through the mix and 2) the root in that shape is on the 5th string anyway, so that makes for a more natural starting point.

 

Now alternate that minor arpeggio with a diminished one:

 

http://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/how-to-play-diminished-arpeggios/

 

Bam! You're a neoclassical shredder. Well, almost.

 

Awesome, thanks so much!!

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