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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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arpeggios

hi, i need a little help here.
question is wats most important when playin arpeggios?
ive been playin 1 arpeggio for months but i still cant do it perfectly.... any tips?

thanks
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2003, 06:40 AM
 
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When ur playing arps with a barre shape in them, its v important to roll ur finger so that each note rings seperately and do not ring into each other like a chord
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2003, 03:41 PM
 
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1)play it soooo slow that you can play it "perfectly" ..thats the first step.
2)Relax your hands ..dont tense up !
3)Go for "clean" not "mean"
4)Isolate bits and break it down into short exercises.
5)Relax your hands ..dont tense up !
6)Patience
7)Its music..make it sound good..try playing it in triplets then 16ths , mess about with the timing and phrase it.
Practice just sweeping the strings while all damped. no notes ie"
9)Be inventive about practicing.
10)always take a break and be cool, its not a race..

ITS NOT A RACE

all the best
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2003, 03:50 PM
 
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how are you playing them ? I usually tap my arpeggios , some times string skip them , not as much sweeping these days
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-14-2003, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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i just sweep all the way down, then all the way up...
i find it hard for my pickin fingers to move down smoothly.
i have no problems movin my fingers upwards though.
also my upward n downward sweeps dont "feel" the same...

hmm.... well... i guess i just need more practice
anyways, thanks for the help guys! really appreciate it.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-18-2003, 06:41 PM
 
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try adding a tap on the high end and using legato rather than sweeping to go back down the scale sounds a little different
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try adding a tap on the high end and using legato rather than sweeping to go back down the scale sounds a little different
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-19-2003, 04:47 AM
 
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try adding a tap on the high end and using legato rather than sweeping to go back down the scale sounds a little different
Works for me. and thats a good point you've made.

Try getting left hand strength especially on descending its a good thing to aim for imo. Its easier to get descending 1 note per string stuff clean ..the ascending stuff is better backed up by the "sweep" imo.. just my findings.

Another thing that is usefull is defining certain notes, having atarget note so to speak... for example a standard malmsteen triad sweep, the style there seems to lean on using the top note as a target ..YJM seems to pick that top pivot tone .... sweeping up the triad ... then legato and an allusion to a bit of alternate on the downward return ..(thats the way i see it). Thinking back: ...watching YJM do those with lots of muting (almost deadened) was the real rut buster here.

Try muting the whole thing real staccato like almost dead ..and then aim for a dampened sweet spot after..aim for a muted staccato left hand !!! (hope you get the idea)

Trawl the internet for demos on sweeping and "study it carefully", its really not that hard once you get it ..its just "getting it" can be a bit hit and miss.

best of luck.
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