Making sequences work for you is a free lesson available on Guitar9.com covering complex sequences and featuring examples from the Electric Storm CD.
The Right Touch: Finger Tapping is a free lesson available on Guitar9.com covering the tapping technique and featuring examples from the Electric Storm CD. Watch the Kagi Media preview video (4.5M) to see example 5 played with no effects into a Pro Tools rig. Visit Kagi Media to buy the Pro Tools HF SC DVD
Sweep Picking Made Easy featuring audio samples from the “Electric Storm” CD by Sean Mercer is now available at Guitar9.com
We will continue to add more example licks and runs from the Electric Storm CD. Check back frequently.
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Example 1: Celtic Belt
Example 1 is a four bar section from the track Celtic Belt. This uses sweep picking, alternate picking and hammer-ons and pull-offs. Pay attention to the rhythm change from triplets to 16th notes.
Example 2: Juicy Lucy
Example 2 is a C major arpeggio from the track Juicy Lucy. This run uses sweep picking with a sixteenth-note triplet feel over a C major backing.
Example 3: Elation
This run from the second solo in Elation uses sweep picking combined with the pull-off technique. This example is not very fast but many beginners struggle to obtain a fluid, even sound when the pick pauses for the pull-offs.
Example 4: Opus 2
An excerpt from one of the triplet melodies in Opus 2 is shown in Example 4. This uses sweep picking across all six strings. Strive for clarity with each note as you play this exercise.
Example 7: Electric Storm
Sweeping and tapping across all six strings during the solo in Electric Storm.