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Sweep "picking" on a bass?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by The_Ryst, May 17, 2005.

  1. I don't want to use a pick, and sheehan doesn't. He does it in the Live at Austoria DVD. Help please? It involved tapping
  2. when i sweep i run down (E-A-D-G) with my thumb and back up with my index finger. Its just practice man, once you get good at it you can throw in little taps and hammer on/pull offs to add to it.

    just practice! :bassist:
  3. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    Thanks for that link ChiliPepper that was real cool!
  4. no problem :) bassically.com rocks !
  5. Use your thumb for the downstroke and index or middle for the upstroke. A lot of guitar players will use the right hand to tap a few extensions on top of the arpeggio at the end. If you sweep up to the root it's pretty easy to tap the 3rd and 5th and then go back down.
  6. bill_banwell


    Oct 19, 2002
    I can get the first bit with the thumb sweeping, but coming back down with the finger is a bit awkward, doesent feel right.. im still working on it though..
  7. That link isn't working for me? Should I go to Internet Explorer and try it? (Is it instructional?)

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