Your favourite way of playing arpeggios...

Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by distressed_romeo, Jan 24, 2007.

Favourite method of executing arpeggios

  1. Sweeping

    7 vote(s)
    31.8%
  2. Tapping

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Legato

    1 vote(s)
    4.5%
  4. String-skipping

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  5. Alternate picking

    2 vote(s)
    9.1%
  6. All of the above

    8 vote(s)
    36.4%
  7. Several of the above (specify)

    4 vote(s)
    18.2%
  8. None of the above

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. distressed_romeo

    distressed_romeo F'king ............ Forum MVP

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    I'm waiting for some songs to load onto my MP3 player, so in the meantime, let's have a poll!

    What's your favourite method of executing arpeggio ideas on the guitar?

    Personally, I like all of 'em! Sue me...:)
     
  2. The Dark Wolf

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    I don't understand the question.

    Do you mean, sweep, as opposed to individually picked?


    There's no poll, BTW. ;)
     
  3. distressed_romeo

    distressed_romeo F'king ............ Forum MVP

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    Oh goddammit!!!!!:mad:

    Not sure how that happenned...
    Could a mod exert his divine powers and fix please?
     
  4. The Dark Wolf

    The Dark Wolf Contributor

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    Fixed, now.
     
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    Woohoo!

    ...And yeah, I meant sweeping as opposed to alternate picking each note.:)
     
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    Alternate picking an arpeggio... that seems kind of uneconomical.

    For instance, if I wanted to play an arpeggio as a melodic kind of thing, but I didn't really want to 'sweep' it, I'd still, if it was a purely ascending/descending type lick, pick in one solid direction/movement. :shrug:
     
  7. distressed_romeo

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    Works for Steve Morse though, and has a pretty distinctive sound, especially if you mix it with a light palm-mute.:)
     
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    Alternate-picked, usually involving some degree of string-skipping. Huge intervals for the win!
     
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    Yeah, it's good to mix everything up. I find that one of my favorite arpeggio techniques, though, is a mixture of hammer-ons ascending and alternate picking descending.
     
  10. distressed_romeo

    distressed_romeo F'king ............ Forum MVP

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    Dammit! Just realised hybrid picking, a la Brett Garsed, should be on the list!!

    :wallbash:
     
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    Alternate picking, tapping and string skipping.
     
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    I use all of those except alternate picking - assuming we're talking about lead lines. I'd take fingerpicking or hybrid over alternate for sure.

    But for non-lead stuff - rhythmic song parts or arpeggio progressions - I usually alternate-pick whenever the attack calls for a pick-sound, otherwise classical fingerpicking.
     
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    Sweeping is what i enjoy the most even it still needs a lot of work!!:rant:
     
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    One of the Zero Hour guys mentioned something about the alternate economy picking for arpeggios where the pattern is something like:
    ------------ -dud-
    ---------- -d-
    -------- -dud-
    ------ -d-

    I've been experimenting with that, interesting possibilities.
     
  15. Naren

    Naren OldschoolGhettostyle

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    Alternate picked, String-skipping, and legato.

    I can't sweep and I'm not that great of a "tapper." Besides, I prefer the sound of a nice medium-tempo arpeggio over a 300BPM sweeped and tapped arpeggio from hell.
     
  16. distressed_romeo

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    That's like the 1-3-1-3-1-3 fingerings guys like Derek Taylor, Marshall Harrison, Derryl Gabel and Santiago use. It's a great sound.

    http://www.guitar9.com/columnist34.html

    Here's some cool ideas along those lines...
     
  17. Aghorasilat

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    sweeping,

    legato & string skipping
     

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