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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

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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:

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One of the easiest sweep patterns for me to play and one of my favorites, is the maj 7 on the first 4 strings. It's a diagonal pattern so it's not too hard on your fretting hand. Basically to play a DMaj7 sweep you start on the 12 fret of the d string. Then 11th on the g, 10th on the b, and 9 on the e. It's that simple!

This is a pattern that has really helped me to synchronize my picking and fretting hand with sweeps.
 
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