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Intro to Sweep Picking - 5 String Sweeps

Travis Montgomery 32 lessons

5 string sweeps


Now, we’ll move on to 5 string sweeps. Here I give you the most common 5 string sweep shapes to get you started.


All of the shapes are extended versions of the 3 string sweeps in the last part of the lesson. The picking technique required for these is essentially the same as the 3 string sweeps, so if you’ve got those down these shouldn’t take all that long to get down as well. These will be a bit tough at first, but just make sure to mute the strings and make all of your motions fluid. 


The lick at the end goes through all of the shapes that I showed you, but applies them in a way that you might use them in a song.

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