Nile en Betcha Can't Play This: Karl Sanders' Sweep-Picking Fiesta <!--paging_filter--><p> This is a sweep-picking fiesta that zigzags across the top five strings and up and down the neck. The first six bars consist of a Dm arpeggio (D F A) played in various inversions and positions, with each bar being played in a different position. </p> <p> I use a hammer-on/pull-off combination each time I get to the high E string to give the line a little bit of a legato feel and to help give my pick hand a more time to change direction for each upstroke sweep. </p> <p> I also do a couple of slides with my index finger in bars 5 and 6, which can be a little tricky. I throw in a little twist in bar 7 by playing Dm(maj7) [D F A C#] instead of a straight Dm triad. </p> <p> The top note of this arpeggio, the Cs at the 21st fret, sets up a smooth transition to Dbm [Db Fb Ab] in bar 8. From there, things just get weirder as I move to Bbm [Bb Db F] and Am [A C E] before ending with a Dm “grand finale” in bar 11, which is just the initial root position Dm shape in fifth position alternating with the exact same shape played 12 frets higher, in 17th position.</p> <p> The position shifts are probably the most challenging aspect of playing this lick. Start out slowly and build up speed as you memorize the shapes. Also be sure to palm mute the strings as indicated to keep the noise to a minimum.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="365" src="//" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/sanders.jpg" width="620" height="503" alt="sanders.jpg" /></p> Betcha Can't Play This February 2008 Karl Sanders Nile Videos Betcha Can't Play This News Lessons Magazine Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:42:34 +0000 Karl Sanders 21329 at Nile Offering Free Download of New Song <!--paging_filter--><p>South Carolina-based technical death metal band Nile are now offering a free download of a new song, "The Fiends Who Come To Steal The Magick Of The Deceased." Stream the song below and download your free copy <a href="">here</a> (email signup and some German may be required.)</p> <p>The track is taken from the band's upcoming new album, <em>At The Gate Of Sethu</em>, which is set for a July 3 release in North American from Nuclear Blast Records.</p> <p>em>At The Gate Of Sethu is the follow-up to 2009's <em>Those Whom The Gods Detest</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="100%" height="166" scrolling="no" src=";show_artwork=true" frameborder="0" ></iframe></p> Nile News Thu, 31 May 2012 15:39:03 +0000 Josh Hart 15882 at Nile Announce July Release Date for New Album, 'At The Gate Of Sethu' <!--paging_filter--><p>Technical death metal veterans Nile have announced a July 3 release date for their upcoming album, <em>At The Gate Of Sethu</em>.</p> <p>At the moment, no other details around the release are available; however, fans have been advised to keep an eye on the band's <a href="">Facebook</a> page for updates.</p> <p>The new album, the follow-up to 2009's <em>Those Whom the Gods Detest</em> was produced by Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Macabre).</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/nile">Nile</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> Nile News Tue, 24 Apr 2012 14:31:00 +0000 Josh Hart 15460 at