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Reader questions: cleaning up those noisy sweeps

Sweeping arpeggios for rock and metal guitar, and how to play them cleanly without making a lot of excess noise.

Sweeping arpeggio technique – reader questions

Are you a beginning guitarist who is confused about how to use a metronome when practicing sweeping arpeggios? This article should help you get started.

Sweep arpeggio with legato and slides: Fmaj7

7ths are generally often found within the context of jazz, where they inflict 7ths and 9ths on every chord, resulting in a sound that makes me want to smash my head against the wall to make the bad noise stop. But that doesn't mean that 7ths can't sound cool. ...

Eminor sweeping arpeggio (like the world needs another one of these, but WTF…)

Hey m'little Chickadees! Here's another quick'n'dirty sweeping arpeggio video for ya. E-minor sweeps have of course been done to death by guitar players since Yngwie made them compulsory for everyone in the early 80s. But even so, this one might be a good starter arpeggio for those of you who are ...