So, to me, sweep picking represents one of the hardest things to master on the guitar. It is all muscle memory, which by its nature requires endless repetitive practice. I am not gifted with a natural talent for music. Every technique I try to learn is a struggle, and I sometimes can't help but wonder if there are some things that I'll just never master no matter how much effort I put in.
So I'm curious how long it took everyone to master sweep picking. Was it days, weeks, months, or years? And when you began training yourself, how much mastery did you already have over similarly "shreddy" skills like fast legato scales? And do you feel that mastering sweep picking unlocked (i.e., made it easier to master) other techniques for you?
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Im far from any good at sweeping. IMO though, alternate picking is much more difficult at a decent speed than sweeping at a decent speed. Dweeping doesnt really translate into much else either. Alternate picked arps sound better too.