Yngwie Malmsteen Style Sweep Picking Pt.2

This lesson is part two of our series focusing on the sweep picking technique of the great Yngwie Malmsteen.

Here we take the arpeggio form learned in the first lesson and apply them to create a little musical etude in the  Yngwie Malmsteen style you can practice.

The etude uses the entire length of the neck and almost all of the arpeggios we learned in part one, so take your time and learn everything thoroughly before attempting to speed it up.

Here is the PDF TAB download for this lesson.

Yngwie Malmsteen Style Sweep Picking Etude PDF

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Yngwie Malmsteen Style Sweep Picking Pt.2


  1. Henrik Lidbjörk on December 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm


    Great lesson!
    One suggestion:
    In the pdf, it would be great if you wrote the chord names above the arpeggios. Once I’ve learned the patterns, it’s easier, quicker and more educating to read “Am”, “E”, “Cdim”, and so on, instead of reading fret positions in the tabulature.



  2. Bruce on January 2, 2011 at 8:14 am


    Great lessons! I saw Malmsteen on VH1 Classic, and he was doing the exact same arpeggios that you were teaching. You are inspiring. Keep up the great work!


  3. Roar on March 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Hey Carl

    Great lesson. I simply adore Malmsteen.
    And a wonderful site you got going on her.
    Killer jazz section. Can’t wait to work my way through that.
    Really appreciate your work

  4. matthew accetturo on November 25, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    I’ve never used my middle finger in diminished 7th arpeggios, I guess it’s time to start! thanks carl

  5. Luke Menton on January 28, 2013 at 7:14 am

    Hey man great lessons. I wanted to get into some sweep picking arpeggios and i love yngwie style. Great help ! Cheers !

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