Help me with my tremolo

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Help me with my tremolo

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 4:35 pm

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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guitarrista » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:18 pm

Just paste the youtube video ID (the alphanumeric string after 'v=') and then click on the YouTube button in the forum editor. As a result, in the body of you message you will get this, using the youtube video ID of your first video as an example:

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[YouTube]dUk-tXQ2wAo[/YouTube]
(the line in green below the 'CODE: SELECT ALL...' line)

Which, upon posting, will result in this:


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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 5:39 pm

Seems like you should try to bounce less and keep the thumb from influencing the other fingers. Movement looks good, but perhaps more follow through from the middle joint while the large knuckle extends more. Whatever you do, don't let anyone tell you the MCP can't extend while the PIP is flexing...they're wrong. Post a side angle video.
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:12 pm

guitarrista wrote:Just paste the youtube video ID (the alphanumeric string after 'v=') and then click on the YouTube button in the forum editor. As a result, in the body of you message you will get this, using the youtube video ID of your first video as an example:

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[YouTube]dUk-tXQ2wAo[/YouTube]
(the line in green below the 'CODE: SELECT ALL...' line)

Which, upon posting, will result in this:


Youtube
Thanks Guitarrista! I think I got it now. The problem I was having was inserting an incorrect video id within the youtube tags. I was following online instructions which says to click the share or embed buttons first and that is where I got the video id's from which didn't work. The correct video id has to come from the URL addr of the video.

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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:14 pm

I gave you the specific ID in my message to you...

Glad you sorted it out
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:15 pm

Try loose finger tips that are allowed to passively extend
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:16 pm

Posting a video with a side angle would be the most helpful
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:22 pm

guit-box wrote:Seems like you should try to bounce less and keep the thumb from influencing the other fingers. Movement looks good, but perhaps more follow through from the middle joint while the large knuckle extends more. Whatever you do, don't let anyone tell you the MCP can't extend while the PIP is flexing...they're wrong. Post a side angle video.
Thanks for the input! Will try to take some videos from the angles you suggested. I am using an old SLR tri pod modified with a boom where I attached my cell phone to the end of the boom. The tri pod has limited motion (2 planes) and hard to get the phone to the position needed. What I need is add a ball-and-socket attachment of the boom to the tri pod.

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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:25 pm

The camera is fine, just move your body.
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mirror?

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:56 pm

Is a mirror useful?


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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 7:44 pm

I'd try to let your tip joints be completely relaxed for awhile and if you get a feel for that and it feels too loose, then bring back some tension in the tips. You might need to pull more from the middle joint while letting the main knuckle joint extend more and practice staccato planting.
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by SteveL123 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:28 pm

Is this a good angle for the camera?


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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by guit-box » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:50 pm

It looks like a good start. If I were you, I'd buy Pumping Nylon video and book and follow the practice advice on that. It's a good method, I just don't believe in the knuckle joint as the main thrust approach, everything else is fine. Tennant also has an edition of RDLA that has many other practice techniques that make it worth owning.
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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by Ortega » Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:10 pm

This has been the magic bullet for me, and now, for many others...

Good luck!
https://youtu.be/X6cKaq7DVUs

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Re: Help me with my tremolo

Post by Ortega » Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:00 pm

Ortega wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:10 pm
This has been the magic bullet for me, and now, for many others...

Good luck!
https://youtu.be/X6cKaq7DVUs
The string gets displaced down into the top if the nails are shaped correctly, in spite of the trajectory of the fingertip.

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