Announcement: GuitarControl.com releases “How to Play Sweep Arpeggios on Guitar - Lead Guitar Lesson on Sweep Picking Arpeggios”

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GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this easy guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Claude Johnson teaches a lesson on how to play sweep arpeggios.

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Today I want to talk about sweep arpeggios

“Today I want to talk about sweep arpeggios”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates an A Major Arpeggio as follows; 12th fret of the 5th string with first finger and then a hammer-on to the 16th fret with 4th finger. Then Johnson bars his 3rd finger across the 14th fret of the 4th, 3rd and 2nd strings with his 3rd finger and then a the 12th fret of the first string with first finger and then a hammer-on to the 15th fret with 4th finger. Claude explains the technique of sweep picking as that you play one long continues down stroke when ascending the arpeggio and then one long continuous up stroke when descending the arpeggio. This technique takes a lot of practice to get smooth and playing slowly and building up speed is the key. Guitar TAB’s are available for this lead guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com.

An arpeggio is when the notes of a chord are played separately in a sequence. The word comes from the Italian word apeggiare which means “to play on a harp”.

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

Claude Johnson
Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of GuitarControl.com and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at GuitarControl.com

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