A collection of 60 of the best sweep picking ideas, concepts and licks based on 20 years of electric guitar playing experience. This book includes licks from and inspired by Frank Gambale, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, George Lynch, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, Richie Kotzen, Mathias Eklundh, Rusty Cooley, Michael Fath and more!
Most of these licks are in the key of A minor, since this is a key most guitarists are familiar with. Many are presented in either minor pentatonic, natural minor, Harmonic minor or Dorian scales, since these are the most often-used scales in rock improvising.
Encourages substitution with other modes by changing the appropriate intervals. Examples in notation and tablature. Builds musical vocabulary - a veritable dictionary of licks, or rather a lick-tionary!