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A Clean Sweep: Running the Arpeggio Gauntlet

A Clean Sweep: Running the Arpeggio Gauntlet

“Close your eyes and continue to relax. Envision yourself in a room with neutral beige walls, faded Iron Maiden posters, your favorite ax and a practice amp. The click of the metronome both soothes... …

Sweep Picking Seventh Arpeggios

Sweep Picking Seventh Arpeggios

Welcome back, mortals! For this installment of Music of the Arcane, we will charge the nigh impenetrable musical bastion known as seventh chords. ... …

Applying Sweep Picking to Unorthodox Passages

Applying Sweep Picking to Unorthodox Passages

Welcome back, minions. Are you ready to get your sweep on? This time, we’re going to take the sweep picking patterns from the last lesson and apply them to other playing situations that aren’t... …