- Nov. 22, 2021
-- World-famous guitarist and guitar instructor Tom Hess has released an online resource sharing secrets to sweep picking tremolo picking technique for the guitar playing community to help them make their arpeggios sound cleaner.
Hess says: "You don't need to play an as fast as possible to make it sound great. Yes, playing with speed is cool, but starting by developing a great foundation for technique is critical for speed."
Hess goes on to explain each of his sweep picking practice approaches in detail. He states: "Using tremolo picking both helps you play fast/unique while also helping you to clean up the notes of your arpeggios one note at a time."
Hess continues: "By integrating your arpeggios with other techniques such as tremolo picking, they instantly become awesome. This is very easy and fun to do. Simply go through a lick you have mastered and start adding in tremolo picking to different notes. This sounds cool and helps you master the arpeggio pattern at a whole new level."
In Hess's resource, he reveals how to make any arpeggio sound better and cleaner in a video about combining slides with sweep picking creatively. Many creative guitar concepts are expressed very concisely and are easy to pick up and apply for any guitar player seeking to improve his or her sweep picking.
Hess's online resource about sweep picking can be found on his website along with various other instructional materials for guitarists: https://tomhess.net/Arpeggio-Guitar-Licks