The flamenco guitar tremolo technique is done slightly differently than the traditional p-a-m-i classical guitar tremolo, in a sense that the traditional flamenco . This is a Classical/Flamenco tremolo forum at strike with the thumb. Ok, let me post a little exercise that helped me learn. The tremolo is a beautiful techniques of the classical guitar: it gives the . exercises is to perform a chromatic scale by applying the tremolo.

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Did you leave the thumb inactive while executing i a m i or did you always use the thumb before the first i?. I used to record myself on a reel-to-reel tape deck and then play it back at half speed to figure out where the unevenness in my tremolo was.


Practicing the patterns on the same string is thought by some teachers to benefit the tremolo more directly than practicing them as arpeggios. These programs also allow us to video our right hand playing a tremolo, import it into the program, and play the audio AND video in slow motion, again at any speed we desire, to analyze finger movement problems.

So whenever your using your thumb on tremolo, always follow it with an index and stop with an index. As described previously, the thumb must always anticipate where it is needed next. Recently i started to renovate my technique basing it on a touch without fingernails. At least until you have about like 5mm of white nail sticking out. There are four notes per group: Obviously, this is important in order to help the thumb play accurately.


She understood my point but thought her pattern felt more natural to play. Master tremolo is like mastering alternate picking, you can’t really be good at all phrases until your exposed to them.

As the distance between the string the fingers are playing and the string the thumb is playing increases, it becomes more difficult to control the thumb:.

Excessive follow through results in the thumb having to scramble to return to position resulting in swatting motions. It is not used in performance. I spoke with the outstanding guitarist, Ana Vidovic about her tremolo.

They maintain that exercisea practice, it is no problem to play quiet thumb rest strokes. Also be sure your fingers are not splayed apart. If you begin at too fast a speed, muscles will tense or clench. Usually the fingers will be loudest because they usually play the melody.

Here is what should happen. The finger plucks the second string and the tension in the finger is immediately released Pepe Romero describes it as tre,olo the finger of its tension. Thanks again for your help. String Skipping for Lead Guitar. It has improved remarkably through the years, but I still feel some lack of precision.

Although a few exceptions can be found, in most tremolo passages in the repertoire, the fingers carry the melody and the thumb plays the accompaniment. This will develop your right-hand touch. I’m trying to find out how long it takes to get a good steady flow of tremolo going with confidence on at least four strings.


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No matter which tremolo pattern you use, one of the basic requirements to produce an effortless and accurate rtemolo is to make small finger movements. The same with classical, which is 3-finger tremolo. If the i a m i sequence is practiced without the thumb, I think it would be a good idea to pause by one count after the last i, which will represent one beat for the thumb.

Ok, let me post a little exercise that helped me learn. A4 Format 80 pages. A4 Format 72 pages. But, modern technology has come to our rescue.

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Remember, never begin at too fast a starting speed that could produce tension in the hand or fingers. But, after playing the third string, the thumb needs to return to a point behind the sixth string ready to pluck the sixth string. Thumb-index exercises, Thumb-index studies 4.

Next, we must take on the more difficult task of training the thumb to position itself when playing on alternating strings.