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Thread: Sweep picking fingering

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    Sweep picking fingering

    Which fingers shud I use for an A minor sweep? Its a 2 octave one in the style of malmsteen and I can do the first part of it however the 2nd part my fingering just does not seem comfortable. If anyone could suggest anything better I would be very grateful.

    ----------------------12-----17----12---------------------
    -------------------13-------------------13-----------------
    --------------14----------------------------14-------------
    -----10---14------------------------------------14---10---
    -12------------------------------------------------------12
    ------------------------------------------------------------
    M I P R M I P I M ? P I M

    Coming back down my fingers seems to get stuck at the 14th fret shud I be barring that bit or what finger as I have been using my pinky but it throws me.... Hope someone understands what im trying to say here. Its driving me mad

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    Looking at the way you have that written out, then yes you should be 'rolling' your 'P' to cover both notes.

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    Thank

    Thats really helpful its been driving me mad cuz using ring and pinky just isnt happening at a decent tempo. Thanks, well back to practising haha.

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    I see this is a really old post so don`t know if this will help, but instead of using the 10th fret on the D string for the C note, I use 15th fret on the A string. This means you are rolling your 3rd finger for the two 14th fret notes which is generally a stronger finger to use.

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    Ahh yeah I see that is a much more easier fingering. Why didnt I use that in the first place haha. Thanks

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