Watch the Clean Sweep online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

When done right, few techniques have the "wow" factor sweep picking has. Following in the footsteps of the sweep picking gang that emerged in the late 80's--Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, to name but a few--courtesy of Mike Varney's Shrapnel Records, this lick goes for broke as it sails through rapid fire changes. With all the ascednding and descnding motion this lick possesses, on paper it looks like a picture of the high seas in the midst of a nor' easter.