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Sweep-picking

Sweep-picking is a guitar technique that involves playing one note per string, moving the picking hand in a smooth fashion, in a single up- or down-stroke (rather than using alternate picking) while lifting the fingers of the fret hand to dampen the note. Useful for very fast arpeggios . This technique was popularized by Frank Gambale[?] and Yngwie Malmsteen.



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