Video tutorial: Sweeping with Rusty Cooley

A lesson in sweep picking from the shred maestro

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Tab: Sweep picking
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This is a G major arpeggio sequence divided into four sections. Using the third, fourth and fifth strings the sweep-picked patterns are in one position followed by a five-string sweep across two positions. Pay close attention to the fingering as these licks are not conventional - make sure you follow the picking suggestions and any hammer-ons and pull-offs.

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Video: Sweeping with Rusty Cooley