Sweeping

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Lo Lo
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Why is it that Steve and Joe do so minimal sweep picking?

Has sweeping become an outdated technique?
Rakuku
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When overused, a technique is less effective.
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Big Bad Bill
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Steve does use sweeping, he's just subtle about it and uses it as a contextual technique rather that having a 2 minute passage of gratuitous sweeping!
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precario
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BBB is right and wrong ;) Some of those 2 minute gratuitous sweeping is just beautiful, like Jason Becker's Serrana.
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Yeah, Jason Becker's sweeping is something more than most of what I hear. There's real melody and composition there. Most sweeping is just doing arpeggios really fast, heh.

Steve is good at being tasteful with sweeps, and he mixes in slides too, which sounds great, like the sweeping part in FTLOG.
Satch's sweeps sound more like 'rakes' to me. Not sweeps done in a traditional way, certainly.[/i]
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precario wrote:BBB is right and wrong ;) Some of those 2 minute gratuitous sweeping is just beautiful, like Jason Becker's Serrana.
in this godless endeavor (the song)

there is a long sweeping thing and it sounds awesome
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