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Discussion in 'Musicians Discussion' started by Metal is Religion, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Metal is Religion

    Metal is Religion Anti-Christ

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    i know there are probably a ton of posts on this, but im looking for some help. i can do sweeping on 3 strings max and im looking for techniques to help making it to at least 5 string sweeps. any help would be appreciated, thanks
     
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    Yo. As with most things (and probably what you don't want to hear) start off slow and build it up.

    2 songs that really helped improve my sweeping were:

    Vital Remains - Dechristianised
    Theory in Practice - Colonizing the Sun

    They both have big sweeping sections. Try using a program like Guitar Pro to slow the tabs down (e.g. on Colonizing the Sun set the tempo at 30 to begin with), then increase by 10 bpm each time you feel that your sweeping sounds good, until you reach the actual speed of the song.

    I hope this was helpful! Good luck.
     
  3. Metal is Religion

    Metal is Religion Anti-Christ

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    sounds good, i have both of those songs in guitar pro. thanks
     
  4. Pђoenix

    Pђoenix Phagist Phanboy

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    FA's got it also try the Bodom - Deadnight Warrior solo the sweeps in that aren't to hard
     
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    I dont really like symphony x, but when I was learning to sweep someone recommended the intro to Smoke and Mirrors to me...

    At full speed that sweeping is quite hard, but I slowed it to 25 % and then 50 % when I had hang of that...the shapes themselves are not too hard and they are good for practicing with accuracy.

    When you can do it 100 % then I think you probably have the hang of sweeping, but make sure you master each 25 %, 50 % and 75 % before you try full speed.

    So many people make the mistake of going too fast too soon, and although it might sound like you can do it, it wont be clean...by mastering it slow then you will get better results in sweeping when you go faster.
     
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    yeah, i was getting songs for guitar pro and just slowing the tempo way down and getting used to the technique then gradually speeding it up. seems to be working well actually. thank for the posts.
     

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