Okay, I am pretty good at sweep picking, I can do advanced patterns at high speeds and can combine tapping with the sweep picking. So I'm no longer a beginner and more of an advanced player at sweeping.
Recently I have been doing research and hearing alot of people saying that if you don't occasionally use a metronome while practising sweep picking, shredding even just playing regular then you will be a sloppy guitarist. I have watched multiple videos but can't seem to get the hang of playing with a metronome or even understand how it works.
Any tips, or scales that I can play with the metronome along with the BPM I should start at ? and is it really a necessity to guitar playing ?
I like Bounce Metronome. Using a metronome will really clean up your playing and help bring your hands together. When I was in high school I was the guy that was "really good at sweep picking". But the truth was I could do a close approximation at high speed with plenty of missed and slurred notes. It was child's play compared to what the heavy hitters on this forum are doing. Rule of thumb is start at a slow BPM where you can play each note cleanly while controlling the noise of the other strings and work your way slowly up from there. Effectively muting the other strings is key to good sweeps. Setting up the metronome for 16th notes at a low BPM would be a good place to start. Pick on the click, simple as that.