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Untitled from December 2000 (Sweeping Licks)

Hello again shredheads. We’re gettin’ into some sweeping this month. The last two months were just legato. So hope you guys enjoy somethin’ a little different. Here are some little sweep ideas for ya. Note where the downstrokes and upstrokes are. (D=downstroke U=upstroke)


---7-10-12-8--------10-14-15-12---------14-17-19-15-----
--8---------10----12-----------13-----15-----------17---
-7------------9-11---------------12-14---------------16-
--------------------------------------------------------
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-----17-20-22-19----------------------------------------
---19-----------20--------------------------------------
-17---------------19------------------------------------
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Here's the same idea as above but with five string patterns.

------7-10-12-8----------------10-14-15-12--------------
-----8---------10------------12-----------13------------
----7------------9---------11---------------12-----ect..
---9--------------10-----12-------------------14--------
-10-----------------12-14-----------------------15------
--------------------------------------------------------

This is a little kewl thingie in B minor. You can just play it over and over.

-19p14\10-------------7-10/14p10-----------------14-----
---------12----------7----------12-------------15-------
-----------11-------7-------------11---------16---------
-------------12----9----------------12-----16-----------
---------------14\9-------------------14/17-------------
--------------------------------------------------------

Six string minor pattern... and major pattern.

--------------12-15-14-10-------------------------------
------------12-----------12-----------------------------
----------12---------------11---------------------------
--------14-------------------12-------------------------
------14-----------------------14-----------------------
-12-15---------------------------14-10------------------

-----------8-12-10-7------------------------------------
----------8---------8-----------------------------------
---------9-----------7----------------------------------
-------10-------------9---------------------------------
-----10----------------10-------------------------------
-8-12--------------------10-7---------------------------


And to top it off for the month, here’s a kewl sweep passage found in Jason Becker’s Altitudes on the Perpetual Burn cd…


12-7---7-12-7---7-12-7-------------7--------------------
----8-8------8-8------8-----------8---------------------
-----9--------9--------9---------9----------------------
------------------------9-------9-----------------------
-------------------------10-7-10------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

12-9-----9-12-9-----9-14-9-----9-12---------------------
----10-10------10-10------10-10----10-10----------------
------9----------9----------9--------9------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

14-10------10-14-10------10-14-10------10-14-10------10-
-----12--12--------12--12--------12--12--------12--12---
-------11------------11------------11------------11-----
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

19-14--------------------14-19-14--------------------14-
-----15----------------15--------15----------------15---
-------16\11------11/16------------16\11------11/16-----
------------12--12----------------------12--12----------
--------------14--------------------------14------------
--------------------------------------------------------

17-14------14-17-14------14-19-14------14-17-14------14-
-----15--15--------15--15--------15--15--------15--15---
-------14------------14------------14------------14-----
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

18-14------14-18-14------14-19-14------14-18-14------14-
-----14--14--------14--14--------14--14--------14--14---
-------15------------15------------15------------15-----
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

|-19-14--------------------14----repeat 3 times--------|
|------15----------------15----------------------------|
|*-------16------------16-----------------------------*|
|*---------16--------16-------------------------------*|
|------------17-14-17----------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------|

-15-10----15-10-----------------10-15-10----------------
------12-------12-------------12--------12--------------
--------12-------12---------12------------12------------
-------------------12-----12----------------------------
---------------------14-10------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

-17-12----17-12----17-12--------------------12----------
------14-------14-------14----------------14------------
--------14-------14-------14------------14--------------
----------------------------14--------14----------------
------------------------------16-12-16------------------
--------------------------------------------------------

---------------------14-10----14-10--------------10-----
--------------------------12-------12----------12-------
---7-11-7---7-11-7----------11-------11------11---------
--9------9-9------9--------------------12--12-----------
-9--------9--------9---------------------14-------------
--------------------------------------------------------

/17-14^17^14--------------14----------------------------
------------14----------14------------------------------
--------------14------14--------11-16-11------11-16-----
----------------16--16--------12--------12--12----------
------------------16--------14------------14------------
--------------------------------------------------------

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