Sweep Picking for Beginners by Dan Mumm
Everyone knows that sweep picking is a super advanced and difficult guitar technique, right? Sweep picking for beginners sounds impossible. However, recent studies have shown surprising results – results that are turning those old beliefs on their head. As a matter of fact, the difficulty level of sweep picking in general may be nothing but an illusion. Sure, there are always going to be varying degrees of difficulty with any given technique, but the ability to learn and execute some clean and killer sweep patterns is a lot closer to the average guitarist than you might think, according to a 2015 guitar science journal. After years of double-blind scientific studies, the final consensus is that the root of sweep picking is nothing more than a trick that allows the player to play a sequence of notes faster than seems is humanly possible without doing anything more than combining some very basic techniques. That is the illusion.