Sweep tapping arpeggios is a great technique that anyone (yes anyone) can learn and master. It’s not hard at all once you know exactly how to combine tapping with sweeping. Today, I’ll show you how in 3 main steps.
(This lesson assumes you already understand the basics of both sweep picking and finger tapping.)
The first step to mastering the sweep picking tapping technique is to slightly adjust the position of your picking hand so that your tapping finger is in a better position to tap onto the highest note of the sweep tap arpeggio. I’ll teach and demonstrate this for you in the video.
The next step is to modify the motion of the sweep picking in 2 different stages. I’ll show you how the motions are a little different when ascending versus descending the arpeggio. This small, but important modification to how you sweep pick through the arpeggio will make the sweep tapping easier and sound smoother.
The third step is keeping the guitar strings you are not playing quiet so that they don’t ring out when you don’t want them to. We need to prevent noise and sloppiness. I’ll teach you three different muting techniques to keep your sweep picking and finger tap sounding accurate, clear and clean.
Finally, I’ll give you 4 sweep tapping exercises and examples to learn and practice. The guitar tab is included in this guitar lesson video.
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