I havent been looking at sweep picking for that looking just wondering if anyone can recommend a few patterns scales or even a few basic songs i could look at
Do you know how to construct chords, like root, 3rd, 5th intervals and such?
The way I approach arpeggios is just think of them as chords, and you can improvise shapes on the spot.
It is also easy to do a major or minor 7th on 3 strings, then just repeat the same thing an octave up. Very easy to see, and a little more interesting than triad sweeps.
Hope that helps. If not: