John Petrucci and Matt Heafy talk sweep picking

Check out the video above to watch part two of John Petrucci and Matt Heafy's guitar technique discussion, in which they swap ideas on sweep picking.

The good folks at Roadrunner Records recently managed to corral the Dream Theater guitarist and his Trivium counterpart into a room at their US HQ and kindly supplied us with the above footage.

If you enjoyed this, make sure you check out the other instalments:

Part 1: 'John Petrucci and Matt Heafy on right hand technique'
Part 3: 'John Petrucci and Matt Heafy discuss rhythm-based warm-ups'

Dream Theater 2012 UK tour dates

8 February - Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow
9 February - Apollo Manchester, Manchester
10 February - Wembley Arena, London

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Matthew Parker

Matt is a freelance journalist who has spent the last decade interviewing musicians for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar,, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.