Study the fundamental techniques of sweep picking in this free lesson with tab and video from Michael Angelo Batio. The definition of an arpeggio is “a broken chord”. Instead of being played all at once, or simultaneously, the notes of the chord are played one after another, in succession. You can hear arpeggiated chords in the song “The House of the Rising Sun”. We will use the same principle, but with a “shred” approach.
The lead that is performed at the beginning of this video includes all that is taught in this program - a guitar lick, a pattern, an arpeggio, and a melody. By the end of this lesson you will learn how to play this lead and how it was composed of these parts. The backing track is included for you to play along.