Watch the Sweep Picking: Level 1 online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from Guitar Gym: Sweep Picking

In this first Sweep Picking Workout, you'll keep it low key and play only ascending arpeggios on the top three strings. But, in true Buono fashion, there's a bit more to it than just that - you'll go through the same progression in Bb three times as you climb up the neck horizontally. To make that happen, you'll play each chord in different inversions giving you an added chordal vision to chew on.

The triplet rhythm will fall nicely with these three-note arpeggios, but be careful not to rush and just rake your pick across with no regards to the groove. That's the beginning of a real bad habit that's extremely difficult to break. The quarter note rest at the end of every bar is meant to give you some time refresh your head and hands as you play through this workout. Players new to this technique will especially appreciate that.