Guitar Master Sweeper Lite is a free software application from the Teaching & Training Tools subcategory, part of the Education category.
The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-06-12. The program can be installed on Android.
I'm sure most of you have tried to learn to sweep pick at one point or another in your development as a guitarist, and there certainly are many shred players who are masters of this technique (Frank Gambale, Jason Becker, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rick Graham, etc). This course is not for beginners, it's for those who are in need of extra help with the technique...maybe you are an intermediate player who could not get passed the basic motions required to make your sweeps sound even and clean, maybe you can sweep up with ease but sweeping down seems rather difficult or impossible, maybe it's only some licks that you have trouble with, or maybe you would like to have a fresh new look, a new perspective on the technique, that would allow you to better express yourself on the instrument and avoid the trap of always repeating the same old predictable patterns in the same way. All of these issues and more will be addressed along the way as you immerse yourself in the content of this app.
All the exercises/licks in this app are completely original and have been created from the need to resolve various difficulties that surfaced from the exploration of the different picking mechanics involved in economy picking, of which sweeping is an example. There are quite a few picking mechanics that have never been explored and are never taught. Normally the student learns a few stock sweeping licks that are arpeggio-based and consist of playing all the notes in the arpeggios in an ascending or descending manner, never skipping a note or exploring different options other than close-position dispositions of an arpeggio. No matter how many inversions/fingerings you know, an arpeggio is going to sound like an arpeggio. The rhythm in which these licks are traditionally played is also very predictable...it fits very evenly within the metric of a 4/4 bar. These two factors have contributed to generate a disinterest in the technique since most guitarists played the same patterns over and over and it became difficult to apply the technique without sounding overly technical and predictable.
In this app we take a different approach: We work in groups of strings or 'string sets', and by doing that you get a new perspective on the instrument. The idea is that by practicing the various picking mechanics that we teach you, that are found within different combinations of string sets, you will be working your picking hand in a very thorough manner so that eventually the regular sweep picking patterns will seem very easy to you and you will develop a very competent picking hand without any weak spots as far as sweeping goes.
• Complete progressive practice routine composed of 20 exercises to develop the sweep picking technique. Lite version is restricted to 7 exercises without the practice routine.
• Learn the exercises one by one at different speeds with animated tab and video at three different speeds. Lite version is restricted to 4 videos.
• Videos with right hand, left hand, tabs and animations of the picking motions
• Built-in metronome
• Backing track for the practice routine (only for the full version)
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