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Author Topic: Songs with good sweep picking?  (Read 16654 times)

NiMRoD420

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Re: Songs with good sweep picking?
« Reply #50 on: 27 Dec 2006, 12:01 »

Another generic dismissal. Thanks, I hadn't heard that one yet.
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Re: Songs with good sweep picking?
« Reply #51 on: 27 Dec 2006, 14:31 »

Everything you just said is based on personal preference. You come from the people who don't like it. You have just as much right to dislike it as the rest of the people in your group of people who dont like it. But whats bullshit and filler to you, can be the most touching well-done music to another. It's subjective, and no, the other person isn't an idiot just because you dissagree with them...

Why dont we mention bands that use sweep picking instead of doing personal reviews of the band's mentioned, how's that?
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NiMRoD420

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Re: Songs with good sweep picking?
« Reply #52 on: 27 Dec 2006, 23:03 »

Well the point is A7X uses sweep picking quite a bit. Also see: Dragonforce, Sonata Arctica, Stratovarius, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, Trivium, Black Label Society, Pantera, (not so much on Pantera, and even less on BLS).

Conversationally, sweep picking is also reffered to as "economy picking" if it's used more sporadically (i.e. whenever it's better for the particular situation than alternate picking.) Here's a good example in A minor:
   
   (sweep down) (back to alternate) (sweep back up) (little bendy trill lick) (one more sweep up)
E|  12                                                                                                        12
B|      13                                           12  ^      12h13p12h13p12          13
G|         14                                    14                                              14
D|            15  14  12                  14
A|                            15  14  12
E|

If you can figure out where to best place the up and downstrokes in between the sweeps, that's economy picking, and a great way to employ sweep picking in actual songs, rather than Yngwie wankfests.
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