Full Access Members Only

4th Variation With A Backing Track


Get Full Access Today To Learn

Sweep Picking Series 3: Basic Applications

Plus 11,000 More Guitar Lessons.

Product Cost Lessons Instructors Instructor Help New Lessons Return Policy
Guitar Tricks $19.95 11,000+ 45 Instructors Yes Yes, Weekly 60 Days
Guitar Dvd's $30 - $60 20 - 30 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Guitar Books $20 - $40 30 - 40 1 Instructor No Interaction No No
Other Sites $20 - $40 100 - 500 1-5 Instructor Sometimes Sometimes 3-7 Days
In-person $40 - $80 1 Hour 1 Instructor Yes Yes No
This is the fourth variation we will try with our sweep picking technique.

We are still using the four string root position chord shape in four different places to achieve four different chords that will form a basic, common chord progression.

  • C major (I) for 2 measures
  • A minor (vi) for 2 measures
  • F major (IV) for 2 measures
  • G major (V) for 2 measures
  • Repeat

    This time we will only sweep each chord once per measure. We will play the sweep up pitchwise (across the strings from low strings to high), then play some scale notes after the sweep. We will play notes from the C major scale that target each individual chord as it happens in the progression.

    This will give us even more practice at placing the sweep in different places rhythmically within a measure of music. And it gives us practice at incorporating sweeping with scale note playing. Again, we get that really nifty sound, similiar to a late 50s, early 60s type of pop music, "Doo Wop" rhythm.

  • Open In New Window
    lesson notation

    Click Here To Download This Track