Ritchie Blackmore sweep picking in the mid 70's

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    Apr 29, 2010
  1. Fadderted n00b

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  2. Apr 29, 2010
  3. mattburnside ***hole. Major ***hole.

    I've got records of Chet Atkins sweep picking in the early '60s. Not sure how far back it goes in a rock/pop context.
  4. Apr 29, 2010
  5. It's something you learn after your second theme party: it's all been done before.
  6. Apr 29, 2010
  7. jrockbridge Stealing Your Riffs

    Here's Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. Chet sweep picks at about 1:13...

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  9. Dexter Inferno Serious error

    As far as I know, Steve Hackett in the early 70s was one of the first to be known for doing it in a rock context.

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  10. Apr 30, 2010
  11. Blackmore has been using that technique since the late '60s. Not terribly clean stuff, sure, but it's sweep picking nonetheless. And I do believe he was the first to use it in a hard rock context.
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  13. mosiddiqi The Curry Master

    Ritchie Blackmore can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Well, apart from some of his toupee choices in the 80's. :weebz:
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  15. Phlat Phive First Position Strummer

    Barney Kessel was sweep picking in the 40's and 50's, but admittedly in a messy way compared to today's standards.
  16. Apr 30, 2010
  17. Speaking of Chet Atkins doing inventive stuff, he starts tapping in this vid at about 1:52.

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