What was your first tremolo piece?

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Re: What was your first tremolo piece?

Postby Marshall Dixon » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:10 am

Greensleeves - Frederic Noad's version from his Solo Classical Guitar Book 1.

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Re: What was your first tremolo piece?

Postby guitareleven » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:25 pm

A compás or two of Soleares, back in the beginning, when I thought I was a flamenco player (I wasn't). Then, my first actually decent guitar teacher gave me as an exercise, a few bars of what I subsequently discovered to be the beginning of Carcassi's 7th etude, and I was onto a path more typical of those already recounted in this thread. A suggestion was made as to your first essaying as an introduction to the technique, a tremolo piece with most of its emphasis on first string tremolo. This is a valid pedogogical thought, though the flip side of it may be that that would serve to ensconce the active technical interfaces that can make tremolo more difficult when moved to inner strings. Anyway, if this first foray is to be a significant piece with lasting place in your repertoire, then Una Limosna would fit this profile. The left hand demands really aren't that difficult, if one uses amenable fingerings, which aren't always those found in printed editions.

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Re: What was your first tremolo piece?

Postby David_Norton » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Carcassi #7 is a good choice. You might want to purchase "The Complete Study of Tremolo" by Vladimir Bobri. There's an excellent beginner tremolo piece at the end of that book, by Karl Ogden.

Another really good one is Ponce's "Preludio Corto #1" (not one of The Famous 24), though that piece engages the inner strings. It isn't meant to be played super fast so the student can maintain better control.
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Re: What was your first tremolo piece?

Postby Steve Langham » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:17 am

There is also the Sagreras tremolo study in Book 3 Lesson 4 which you can download from this site.

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Re: What was your first tremolo piece?

Postby powderedtoastman » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:56 am

I am actively avoiding doing any tremolo pieces!

Assuming Carcassi Op.60 No. (7? 9?) doesn't count (I would say it doesn't if you aren't trying to treat it as such).

I've seen different versions of Op. 60 where 7 and 9 are swapped, not sure which is which but I guess it should actually be 7?

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