Trouble playing the sweep arpeggios on the higher frets

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by ssslayer, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    has anyone faced trouble playing the sweep arpeggios on the higher frets ...

    uhh well yest night i was trying "Alone in the Dark" by TestAmenT ... the intro leads have a lotsa sweep arpeggios on ~15th fret ...

    fcuk i felt my fingers are too fat for playing that high up the fret ...

    has anyone else felt that? ... and any quick fix for that ? (except practice ;)
  2. mathai

    mathai Mathai Learns To Rock

    The quick fix is WEIGHT TRAINING :p:
  3. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    well ... to tell u the truth ...

    i did weight training ... and u know what it makes your finger muscles less supple n agile ...
    true your finger strength increase, but, at the cost of speed ...

    so: no thanx to your advice ...
  4. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    u shud hav mentioned it then ikn da first post....
  5. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    c'mon ...

    how would i know that this dude was interested in my weight-traning?
  6. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    hmm...wo bhi hai...neways i suck wid guitars so i cant help u much....try googling it...
  7. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    ha ... google wont tell me wha tto do ..

    and the answer that i expect ("practice" :phbbt: ) is something iu dont wana listen to ...

    even if i practice hard i cannot fit my fingers in the fretboard ... :annoyed:
  8. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    try getting some demo videos...(i used those loong back).....thats the only thing i can advice...let da guitar gurus take over
  9. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    like Malmsteen :phbbt:

    i have his VDO ... m he plays as if there is no way u cud mess up playing that ...

    anyway i have noticed that all the gr8 guitar players ahve got slender fingers ...
  10. cYpHeR

    cYpHeR Banned

    ive got slender fingers but aint gr8 wid guitars :p:
  11. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned


    no one here to help!
  12. sayanakaharry

    sayanakaharry Forum Leader

    man look at Vai's fingers. his pinky's bigger than my middle!!
  13. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    YEAH ...

    i think that i can make it a rule that all the great guitarists (infact all great musicians) have long n slender fingers ...

    infact there is a theory in palmistry ... where the kinda fingers determine your inherent inclinations ... like toward arts literature science etc ...
  14. dharmatma

    dharmatma Banned

    hahah...i have stubby fat fingers too.

    but somehow ive managed to sweep cleanly..even in the higher frets.

    u could try to change ur frets to jumbo..or a guitar with a longer scale length..umm..
    sticky situation u are in..
    u cant do much abt ur finger size ..u could mess arnd with ur guitar to compensate for it.
  15. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    well dude i dont wanna pick up a bass guitar for that :p:

    but yeah even i feel cant do much about it :cry2:
  16. shak

    shak Harrr!

    sss one word "practice" .... lol ok ok ... wont bug ya .
    umm ..try changing your hand position when you sweep .. i had trouble sweeping as well . and experimented by putting my hand at diff angles ... or putting my thumb over the neck .. or behind it ..u know .. all sorts... so yeah try different positions to make sweep
  17. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    thanx for that ..
    wonder y it never struck me to experimnt with diff thumb positions ...
    anyway good ...
    i'll see ...
  18. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    @Sssslyer. Simple solution. Dont sweep. Dont play that song either. Testament Sucks. Alex Skolnick cannot even hold the guitar properly. They are all a bunch of retards. Go listen to Boyzone or Back Street Boys. Then you wont have to sweep in their songs if you try playing them. :beer:
  19. ssslayer

    ssslayer Banned

    even a better advice ...

    :drunk: ron
  20. ronnieanand

    ronnieanand n00bier th@n th0u

    Anytime Pal. That's what friends are for.

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