Sweep Picking Mastery is Here to Guide You Step by Step Through the Process of  Mastering Sweep Picking

Learning sweep picking doesn't need to be a struggle...

  • Many guitarists find sweep picking incredibly difficult to learn, often giving up after struggling for weeks or even months...
  • This is nearly always down to the way sweep picking is taught, rather than being down to how the guitarist is practising...
  • I know the struggles you have experienced, I've been there myself...
  • But it doesn't need to be that way...
is learning sweep picking difficult

Typical sweep picking lessons leave you feeling like this... but we have a solution...

Hi, I'm Sam. I used to struggle with sweep picking, until I eventually mastered it,

and using my unique process I will help you master it

Does This Sound Like Your Experience With Learning Sweep Picking?

If you're here, reading this page, then you want to learn how to sweep pick on guitar...

You've probably tried learning before, but for some reason, you couldn't quite get the hang of it...

You followed some video lessons on YouTube, tried some other websites...

Maybe you even took lessons from a teacher for a while...

But for some reason, you just couldn't crack the technique....

The lessons didn't make sense...

Or you just couldn't make your hand do what the instructor's hand was doing...

It's not your fault! Here's the thing, 99% of lessons about sweep picking are taught very, very badly, in fact, most lessons on sweep picking don't actually teach you how to sweep pick! 

Most students who try to learn sweep picking are left feeling like they "can't do it"...

They feel like they're not good enough....

They feel like they'll never be able to learn the technique...

I know, I was once one of those people! 

Sweep Picking Has Nothing To Do With "Talent", It Is A Skill That Can Be Trained

Some people think that sweep picking, or being a great lead guitar player in general, requires talent, but the thing is, that just is not true.

There is no such thing is a "genetic ability" to be able to sweep pick, or play guitar.

Sweep picking is a skill. It's a set of specific motions that have to be executed in a specific order.

Sweep picking is a skill just like any other - when the correct motions are demonstrated and then replicated, you start to learn the skill.

When you repeat those motions, you get good at the skill.

If you learned to tie your shoe laces or write with a pen, you can learn sweep picking! 

If Sweep Picking Is Simply Another Skill, Why Is It So Difficult To Learn?

Nearly every sweep picking lesson you have ever taken has actually been a demonstration on how to play arpeggios and has had nothing to do with sweep picking. 

In fact, in a lot of lessons, when doing a "slow example" the instructor doesn't even use sweep picking and resorts to alternate picking! 

My (Your...?) Struggles With Learning Sweep Picking...

I remember when I was first interested in learning sweep picking. I had become addicted to listening to guitar players like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen; and was desperate to develop my technique so that I could even approach playing like them...

I would watch lessons online, on DVDs, practice the examples...

At one point I even tried taking lessons from a shred guitar comic book! 

But for some reason, nothing seemed to work and the technique was as elusive as ever...

No matter how much you practice, if you are practising the wrong things you will not improve. This sounds obvious, but this is the main reason why I never improved at sweep picking, I was focussing my practice on the wrong things.

But, like you, I kept trying. 

I thought that maybe I had to learn more arpeggios...

Try more exercises....

Spend more time practising to the metronome...

But still... it wouldn't come together...

I Was Frustrated... Until...

I was frustrated. Really frustrated.

So what changed?

I had a teacher who changed how I was thinking about and approaching sweep picking...

And it turns out this change made all the difference...

And within months, I found myself, finally being able to sweep pick fluently across the guitar neck.

What Made The Difference?

Focussing on the pick hand, rather than the fret hand

Mastering those motions in time to a metronome

Integrating that technique with arpeggios

Once I Had Cracked The Basic Technique, It Quickly Came Together...

As soon as I started focussing on the right motions when practicing sweep picking, I found that:

  • Sweep Picking Felt Fluid 
    I no longer had horrible, tense, jerky motions when practising; my pick simply moved fluidly through the strings.
  • I could easily play all the other sweep picking "lessons" 
    All those previous "lessons" that I had looked at over the years finally made sense and I could play through them... now I had learned the actual technique, those "lessons" made sense
  • It was fun
    Rather than being an agonising and frustrating technique that evaded me, it became fun and I could incorporate it into my improvisation, song writing and solos.

But There Was A Problem... Why Did My Students Still Struggle?

I had finally cracked sweep picking for myself, so naturally, I started trying to teach it to my local guitar students...

but there was a problem: why did they struggle with it?

I had to go back to the drawing board, the process wasn't quite complete.

Now I understood what sweep picking set out to accomplish, I started breaking down exactly what the hands were doing...

And figuring out how to train the hands on those motions...

The Key to Guitar Technique is Isolation

When it comes to learning any technique on guitar, the key is to isolate and practice the fundamental constituent motions of that technique. 

So that's what I did with sweep picking...

I started breaking it down into simple, manageable, bite size motions, that anyone with hands could practice...

This took sweep picking from being a complex technique to something that my students could manage and build their technique with..

It's Time to Unlock Your Potential

Here it is: Sweep Picking Mastery

Sweep Picking Mastery is a training program that guides you through learning sweep picking.

The program is built from the lessons and exercises that I used with my students, and myself, to further sweep picking technique.

Here is what you you will learn:

  1. 1
    Sweep Picking Mechanics. You will train the fundamental technique so that you can finally sweep pick.
  2. 2
    Advanced Technique. These skills will let you play ultra clean at high speeds.
  3. 3
    Musical Application. We will look at how to use theory and ornamentation to write endless sweep picking licks and solos!
beginner guide to sweep picking

Personal Support Included

As part of the program, you will get instant access to the student support forum, where I will personally answer all your questions. 

So if you get stuck or aren't sure on how to do something, you can get your questions answered. 

What's Included In Sweep Picking Mastery


Sweep Picking Mastery Course

Once you sign up, you will get instant access to the Sweep Picking Mastery course. 

The first lessons are immediately available, with new lessons being added every month.


Personal Support

Once you sign up, you will get instant access to the student support forum. 

This allows you to get your questions answered, so that you can make steady progress with your sweep picking skills.


Access to Supplementary Courses

You will also get access to every other course that is currently available.

This includes:

  • Rhythm and Strumming
  • The Minor Pentatonic Scale
  • Sight Reading
  • Picking Technique

And new courses as they are added!


Access to Bonus Material

You will also get instant access to the Study Guitar bonus material: over 100 pages of tabs!

This currently includes a complete transcription of Bach's 6 cello suites for electric guitar and Handel's Allegro from Concerto Grosso n. 12.

Join Sweep Picking Mastery Today

By signing up for sweep picking mastery, you can start to train the technique properly and take your skills to the next level.

Access to Sweep Picking Mastery, personal support, all other programs and bonus material is a mere $17/mo.

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About the Author

When it comes to creating instructional guitar material, it's easy to forget the level the student is at, and the conceptual steps the student needs to work through in order to understand what they are studying. 

Having obtained a masters degree in astrophysics, recorded several albums, privately studied classical composition and the philosophy of epistemology; Sam has an analytical mind that unpackages complex skills and concepts into their constituent parts, allowing him to guide students through a step by step process that allows them to progress.

What Else Do You Need To Know About Sweep Picking Mastery?

After reading through this page you may still have some questions about sweep picking mastery, and what the course involves. I'll try and answer those questions as best I can here.

What If Sweep Picking Mastery Doesn't Work For Me?

If for any reason, you aren't happy, the program comes with a 14 day money back guarantee.

If you aren't happy with the program, get your money back, no questions asked.

How Much Time Do I Have To Practice?

The program starts with very simple exercises that only need around 5 minutes of practice a day. 

As you reach more advanced levels, you will want to increase that to 15-25 minutes a day. 

As with anything, the more you put into this, the more you get out of it. 

Why Will This Work? I've Tried Other Sweep Picking Lesson Before...

Other sweep picking lessons were actually lessons in playing arpeggios and licks. 

In sweep picking mastery, we will break down the specific motions you need to execute in order to effectively sweep pick on guitar.

We will also cover the theory necessary to create your own sweep picking licks.

$17/mo... Why That Price?

You can't get a single guitar lesson for $17, in fact, a month of guitar lessons can easily cost $140/mo...

... and that's for a month of guitar lessons showing you the wrong way of learning sweep picking.

You also get access to all other courses and new courses while you stay subscribed.

What About Learning on YouTube?

You might be asking, "Why pay for lessons when I take learn on YouTube for free?"

Here are some pros and cons for taking sweep picking mastery...

Sweep Picking Mastery

  • Careful break down of sweep picking technique.
  • Step by step training program that works.
  • Learn how to integrate sweep picking with other techniques.
  • Learn how to write your own sweep picking licks. 
  • Feel great about your skills and have fun.

"Lessons" on YouTube

  • Demonstrations of arpeggios, not sweep picking.
  • Random lessons, no structure, jumping around from one idea to the next.
  • No methodical way to integrate your technique with other skillsets.
  • Learn other peoples random licks, never write one of your own.
  • Get frustrated, make very little if any progress.
beginner guide to sweep picking

What Do You Get With Sweep Picking Mastery?

  • Sweep picking mastery course, with new lessons every month.
  • Personal support on student forum.
  • Access to bonus lessons - over 100 pages of neoclassical transcriptions! 
  • Access to all other courses on Study-Guitar.com.

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