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Hi this is Gary Schutt and Im going to talk to you about sweep picking. Sweep picking

is when you take a chord; break it up into single notes and me an arpeggio out of it

and you want to play each note separately in the chord in the sweeping motion to do

with your right hand as one constant motion down the strings, or up the strings. Were

going to play this, A minor up on the 12th fret. Were going to break it up into single

notes. Youve got your ACEACE and the octave A. You want to pick,

hammer, down stroke, down stroke, down stroke, down stroke, down stroke, hammer, then coming

back down you want to pick, pull off, up stroke, up stroke, up stroke, up stroke, pull off.

Now the tricky thing about this form is that you have to bridge your 3rd finger when youre

playing the D and G strings, this will make it a little tricky. This is what I like to

call a cheat sweep because its a simpler version of a long arpeggio, you play an A,

were going to do A major, youre going to play an A, C sharp and then your middle

finger is going to bar itself for the next 3 strings and then the E on top and then the

A on top of that so that theres a lot less motion with your hand going on. Its a hammer

on, a bar, pickpickpickpick, then hammer on. Now watch my right hand. Down

stroke, hammer on, down stroke, hammer on, down stroke, down stroke, down stroke, down

stroke. Its one constant sweep,

same thing coming back up, its one constant motion.

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