A really, stupid tremolo question, pardon the ignorance

Classical Guitar technique: studies, scales, arpeggios, theory
Forum rules
IV Laws governing the quotation/citation of music


For discussion of studies, scales, arpeggios and theory.
MessyTendon
Amateur luthier
Posts: 1078
Joined: Fri Jun 19, 2015 1:33 am

A really, stupid tremolo question, pardon the ignorance

Post by MessyTendon » Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:58 am

Is it the high e string which is utilized for the tremolo effect or are there other sequences of strings?

In particular it seems that the effect is only achieved using certain strings. If so which are the most common.

User avatar
guitarrista
Posts: 718
Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:00 am
Location: Victoria, BC, Canada

Re: A really, stupid tremolo question, pardon the ignorance

Post by guitarrista » Mon Feb 20, 2017 2:11 am

Yes, the first and second string most often; third (g) less frequently, and I think with Regondi you can find tremolo on the d-string.

Also, sometimes you see the melody changing pitch during the "ami" sequence - rather than keeping constant pitch for each ami tremolo set. Flamenco tremolo allows more freedom to do that, as it is a 4-stroke tremolo - iami - so you see this effect more frequently in, for example, Paco De Lucia's compositions involving sections of iami tremolo.
Konstantin
--
1982 Anselmo Solar Gonzalez

Return to “Classical Guitar technique”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CommonCrawl [Bot] and 3 guests