A lick a day gives the pace a way

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Mamasteen, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    A lick a day gives the pace a way(UPDATED)

    Here’s an Easy Sweep to learn. You might (if u still don’t know) get an idea about economy picking after learning how to play this properly.

    Tempo : 135





    Tips –

    1)Add slides while changing bars for better results.

    2)Make sure you don’t use any hammer-on, but again don’t miss the pull-offs

    3)p = pull-off

    MIDI attached. This accompaniment is from a song I wrote, for the main guitar solo part which I can’t share at the moment :D

    The trumpet like sound phrasing in the background is nothing but the reverberating sound of the notes played. Use echo to get a similar sound effect.


    Attached Files:

    • 1.mid
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  2. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    Nothing special, just artificial harmonics

    Tempo - 180
    All down strokes (repeat it over n over again)


    Tip - Allow your thumb or the nail of ur index finger to touch the string as the plectrum pass the string.
    I Use Bridge Pickup and strike above the mid-pickup position.
  3. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    awesome man..long time no see..

    i will defintely work on these stuff..and will post a clip for u to scrutinise..
    give me some time..btw..which metronome do u use?
    my metronome has a max bpm of only 208.
    do u reccomend any good solid ones i can use?
  4. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    Sweep Picking
    This arpeggio is taken from a song i wrote. ENJOI

    Tempo - 160
    Key - Cm





    Attached Files:

  5. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    I create drum beats on my P.C and play along with it or play close to the tempo keeping the beat and count in my mind.

    Sorry dude, I can't recommend you a metronome as I myself don't know much about gadgets. Reson- I'm poor can't afford to even think about possessing one good instrument. All i have is - a Guitar(that too gifted), A Computer(saved some money for ages to buy this), Korg Ax1G(gifted too) and a good earphone(gifted too)with a connecting stereo jack which I myself bought for Rs. 10 to listen to what i play. Lolz

    Improve ur Alt' Pickn'

    Tempo - 240

    Tip- Start off with a down stroke. Focus on your pick and the down strokes, each time you move up to a new string you are playing a down stroke.
    observe the (fingering) index finger which are all downstrokes.
  6. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    nice ... sounds pretty much like Malmsteen
  7. d_ist_urb_ed

    d_ist_urb_ed Genuflect b*tches!

    Hah, he's back, the man is back!!!!! And 240 beats, forget it mama, lol, i doubt if half of the guys can pull that off.
  8. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    The midi you've posted is certainly not the sweep picking style....but I prefer it this way. I hate sweeping.

    and I couldn't do 240 to save my life.
  9. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    Ok bjr I've 'pdated the midi by adding the stroke patterns to produce a sweeping sound. I tried my best but thats possibly all i can do.

    And why do you hate sweep? Me prefers sweep-picking more thn anyothr teq'. Listen to midi on the first post, sweeps can back up n enrich your solos if wisely used.
  10. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    awsum , really useful

    if ya dont mind using comp metronome then dload Y METRONOME , it can go upto 300!
  11. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    Hybrid Picking(kick Anyone's A$$)

    Hybrid Picking
    Level – Intermediate

    This is considered as one of the most highly-evolved/complex form of right hand fingering.
    There is no precise rule for this method.
    Every guitarist will have their own style of playing this technique.
    I’m gonna show u my way in brief.

    You need to have a bit of classical guitar basics before proceeding.
    The right hand fingers : thumb index middle and ring are indicated by the letters
    (P I M A) [Thumb = P, index = I, middle = M, ring = A]

    For those who don’t know hw to play classical, herez an example

    Chords = D & A.
    Right hand fingering Pattern = P I M I A I M I
    Ex 1

    P I M I A I M I P I M I A I M I

    Fingering sequence = thumb, index, middle, index, ring, index, middle and index
    Use thumb for the low E A & D strings

    Ok that’s it
    Now, in hybrid picking I use the plectrum instead of the thumb and replace the index, middle and ring with middle, ring and pinky respectively
    P = pick, I = middle, M = ring and A = Pinky, although some people use O to indicate the pinky but I’m showing you my way.
    Try to use the pick for the low E A and D strings and the fingers for the rest. But again it depends on the song/what you are playing, ultimately the choice is yours.

    Start out with the same example given above, then proceed on the next

    Ex 2


    Use the plectrum for the notes colored in RED and fingers for the rest..

    Attached Files:

  12. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    im playin ur exercises..i ll try and post a clip soon..
  13. Alfons

    Alfons C.F.H

    wow ! :nw: :nw:
  14. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    well...hate is too strong a word I suppose. Hate would be more accurate in describing my attitude towards people who do not use them wisely. I use very short bursts of sweeps sometimes(rather rarely) but my biggest problem with sweeping is not being able to play more than one note on a single string in the process.

    Also, it's a technique I haven't really given much time to...so I suppose I don't really hate it.
  15. shak

    shak Harrr!

    i love the way you say "easy sweep" .... hahahahaha

    nice work tho... i had heard about you ... any videos/audios of yours?
  16. taxyse

    taxyse t3h.

    u say u are poor.....???.....then how did u learn all this stuff...u sound like a real pro yaar..

    ..i thought i had learnt all the techniques possible on the guitar....this hybrid pickin is somethin new for me.....coooollll....
    and like bjr..... i dont like sweeps much...maybe cuz i am not very good at it...(cuz i never gave ne time to it (just like bjr he he)..)....but i guess i will have learn this thing too.....
    greaaaaat stuff dude......thanks a lot!!!!!!!!

    btw where are u from?????
  17. Mamasteen

    Mamasteen <A-W-A-Y>

    Sweep picking made easy for starters

    1) Master alternate picking before learning how to play even the easiest Sweep
    2) Do NOT rush. Start off with a very slow tempo.
    3) It’s not the speed that matters it’s how it sound.
    4) For playing more than one note on a single string use alt’ pickin, hammer on, pull offs , tapping and slides…
    5) Lift off the fingers from the string after hitting each note so that no ringing sound is produced. If you let the strings ring it will sound like strumming a chord
    6) Play in time if not it’ll sound like sh*t.
    7) If you learn this technique you’ll become an overnite shredder ::laughs enjoy

    Replying Taxyse
    Yeah I’m poor(I still borrow an amp from others when I need it) and obviously I learned all the stuffs on the guitar(acoustic) :D

    I learned how to play sweeps after a friend showed me a D major arpeggio. I didn’t have even the slightest idea how to apply sweeps until I heard Yngwie Malmsteen,Jason Becker etc and it all made sense.

    And yeah Hybrid Picking is cool, I used to play some classical guitar initially, that was when I was 10-11 yrs old. Stopped playing guitar for years and years and 4 yrs back I started playing the guitar again but this time my interest was electric guitar. Since I still had some touch on the classical fingering, I sometimes used both classical fingering style and the plectrum to play classical pieces. Later, I learned through the Internet that Guitarists in other parts of the world use to call that sort of technique as HYBRID PICKING.
    Answer to ur last Question – I’m from North East India
  18. shantanukr

    shantanukr yEh DiL mAanGe m0rE

    good one :) nice to play !!!!!!!
  19. taxyse

    taxyse t3h.

    i have trouble playing sweeps with three notes on the same fret,......it is to be played by rolling the finger no??.....i cannot do this .......

    eg- ------10----
  20. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    @Taxyse. Fret the lowest string with the tpi of the finger and then the next string with the fleshier part. This way, rolling off will be a bit easier. The trick is when you sweep with an upstroke. The highest string should be first fretted accordingly with the fleshy part and then roll your finger upwards.

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