Sweep Picking Etude


This little symphony of Sweep Picking arpeggios consists of a few different elements than the obvious sweep picking triads. The second arpeggiosI play is a E7 when I both play the seventh on the G string and on the high E string. And between the E dominant arpeggio and A minor triad I play a few Pentatonic style legato phrases and here you need to be aware of adjusting the index finger to be able to move into the A minor triad in order to be able to cover both the high E string, B string and G string with the same finger. After this you are playing some diminished seven arpeggios with a little bit of a special fingering, I have shown these ones before and I suggest that you choose your own fingering for these arpeggios. Then we move into a traditional E major triad arpeggio played through the three inversions on the three high strings moving into a really cool chord progression A minor to A major to D major to D# diminished which then moves into A minor and E major finishing off in A minor again

Chord Structure
This is a typical arpeggio run fitting to a A Harmonic minor scale, you can actually try to start it from the third position of the Harmonic Minor scale 
  Am - E7 - Am - A#dim7 - E - Am - A - D - D#dim7 - Am - E - Am 
Rythmic DivisionSince I play these arpeggios as sixteenth notes but the patterns are mostly divided up at sixtuplets they do start and end some funny places which is the reason that the orchestra sounds pretty progressive but as long as you practice the piece as sixteenth notes you will hit the right spot to the jam track. If you want to practice the piece as sixtuplets you might find it better to practice it without the jam track and just with a metronome instead 


Tablature