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Definition for: Sweep picking

Playing a flurry of individual notes with a single sweep of the picking hand. The notes have to sound out separately so it doesn't sound like a chord. This is commonly used in metal, and is a favorite technique of guitar virtuosos. The fretting hand has to release the notes just after they're played to prevent them from ringing out.

33 Tutorials Found For: Sweep picking

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acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Eric Barnett Eric Barnett
rock Eric Barnett Eric Barnett
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
rock Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
country Hunter Perrin Hunter Perrin
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
rock Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
Any Style Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
Any Style Ben Lindholm Ben Lindholm
country J.D. Jarrell J.D. Jarrell
country J.D. Jarrell J.D. Jarrell
country Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
country Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
Any Style Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
country J.D. Jarrell J.D. Jarrell
country Anders Mouridsen Anders Mouridsen
rock Andy Gurley Andy Gurley
Any Style Lee Wanner Lee Wanner
rock Dave Celentano Dave Celentano
Any Style Christopher Schlegel Christopher Schlegel
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
acoustic Mike Olekshy Mike Olekshy
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong
acoustic Caren Armstrong Caren Armstrong