Jason Richardson / The secret of the sweep and to skip a string

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    Just a heads up, all tabs, including the sweep picking and string skipping ones, are 50% off at his store through the end of today.
     
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    I picked it up you so we'll see in a few months if its worth it. Some of the fingerings are awkward but I can see the point.
     
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    Is the sale still on? I don't really want to buy this if it's not on sale, if I've missed it I'll just wait for another -- it's $11.99 now, is that sale price or not?
     
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    Just as an FYI, his sweep lessons make you alternate pick all those sweep patterns up to AT LEAST 120 bpm at 16th notes (so 480 bpm). This is actually how he plays most runs that people think are swept. He doesn't use hammer on or pull offs at all unless tapping is involved. I only say this because if you go through the lesson and hit that benchmark, you can contact him and he will show you how to go from the alternate picking to the "sweeping"
     
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    I used to play everything with alternate picking too but I just like the sound of hammer ons these days. I bought the lessons more for fresh string skipping ideas really. I,ll post a short vid of some of my ideas as soon as I can.
     
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    480BPM......WTF!?! i thought i was doing ok getting it cleanly at 100bpm like the guitar pro file....:(
     
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    480BPM if you are counting quarter notes. But nobody counts that way. I've got the first exercise (eights) at 200BPM so I'm only 40BPM (counting eights) away.
     
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    Is there any chance you can post a screenshot of the most difficult arpeggio/exercise Jason gave you? I am interested in his lessons and content, but wish to asess the level of difficulty first.
     
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    I don't want to post a screenshot because I wouldn't want to do anything outside of Jason's wishes, but the degree of difficulty of the arpeggios themselves is relative to to what you know already. Many of the shapes are the standard ones you see in a lot of metal, but later on there some that go a bit further, such as minor/major 7th and half diminished arpeggios. All that said, if you are a beginner this might blow your mind a bit. If you have a fairly solid knowledge of arpeggios, you will recognize and be familiar with a lot of them. I think the key is to remember that there is no time limit on this and you get out what you put in. Learn a couple, get comfortable with them, then add another one or two and get comfortable with those, etc. It's going to take time to get them up to a decent speed with alternate picking as he says to do. If you start today and practice until next week thinking you'll be great at them, you will most likely be disappointed. They will probably still be slow and kind of awkward. But practice correctly each day and you will see definite improvement over time.
     
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    I should also add that another tricky aspect of it is how he asks you to use certain fingers for each note. Some of them made sense right away, while others felt awkward. If you keep at it, though, you start to see why he has you using those fingerings.
     
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    Hmm I am very curious as to the shapes he has included in that lesson pack...
     
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    No. Because he's selling a service. And the "lesson" difficulty isn't in the exercise itself. It's in you as he individual putting in the work. His lessons include all fingerings and positions to show the "proper" way to move through them. So the point isn't that he has "some new magical exercises". Just a consistent method of teaching.

    And if you're that desperate I'm sure some douche somewhere has posted them up if you google hard enough. I hate he idea of giving away someone's work for free.
     
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    Yes, exactly what was said above. The exercises are nothing special, and Jason says as much in the read me file. They are just standard arpeggios. The trick (for lack of a better word) is to use his fingerings and practice very slowly. Again, you get out what you put in.
     
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    At this point if you're that curious spend the cash its only $12-15 . As stated before none of the shapes are anything special that you haven't seen before. Its not even the alt picking thing that's I'm finding helpful, Its the fingering suggestion that I find the most useful
     

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