[PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

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[PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:12 pm

This is a tremolo study I based on a study by Dionisio Aguado (1784-1849).

I have found it useful to arrange a number of classical studies as tremolo studies since there are not many relatively simple ones from the Classical era. This is one of the first that I teach once students have managed to play (mostly my) tremolo exercises evenly and at a moderately fast pace.

Although I have a formal copyright notice at the bottom of the score members of this forum may of course download this study for their own and their pupils' use provided it is not for commercial gain.
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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by David Norton » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 pm

That's a fun piece to play, thank you. What's the source Etude #, please?
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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:20 am

David Norton wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 pm
That's a fun piece to play, thank you. What's the source Etude #, please?
Hi David,

I'll look again but I suspect I don't have the original anymore even though I have at least one collection of Aguado etudes. I wrote it out by hand some time ago from the original & as far as I remember it was one of those editions without full source information (opus no. etc). This copy may have been from a Trinity College (London) grade 1 or 2 book or a mixed anthology.

If I can't find the above information I'll sketch out the start of the original so you can look for it yourself if you want! I changed a couple of the bass notes to make the bass line slightly more interesting but other than that & "tremolising" it I changed it very little. Normally, if for myself rather than pupils, I make a tremolo "at sight" from pieces that are suitable.

If you do find the opus / number please tell me and I'll maybe add it to a new pdf.

Cheers,

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:30 am

David Norton wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:38 pm
That's a fun piece to play, thank you. What's the source Etude #, please?
Hi David,

I've looked it up - it's EL2 (Study in G Major) - available in the Edson Lopez collection (& no doubt elsewhere).

I imagine it's copyright free elsewhere (presumably not the Edson Lopez version) - just look it up on the internet -and also on YouTube to hear it.

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Fabbri » Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks for this useful exercise. What metronome setting would you regard as a 'moderately fast pace'? Is there a minimum tempo to achieve the tremolo effect (rather than a plodding series of repeated notes)?

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:14 pm

Fabbri wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:50 pm
Thanks for this useful exercise. What metronome setting would you regard as a 'moderately fast pace'? Is there a minimum tempo to achieve the tremolo effect (rather than a plodding series of repeated notes)?
Ha! - yes, the perennial question: "How fast should guitar tremolo be?"!

I deliberately did not provide a metronome mark since what constitutes a good tremolo pace is a matter of some debate / controversy.

My own view is that evenness is more important than speed - I've heard some truly awful fast tremolos from well known players! Use your own ear to judge - or go on Youtube & listen to famous players to try to get a sense of of what is a good speed for tremolo.

Already mentioned in this thread as a good tremolo is Drew Henderson (fast forward to the tremolo within the piece):


I think his is as good a cue / guide as anywhere else.

But if you had to push me I would tell students to start about quarter note / crotchet = 50 and gradually work up to about 75. Incidentally one edition of the original prelude mentions "presto MM=152" but of course that's without tremolo.

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Fabbri » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:52 pm

Well, that's something to aspire to! Though in my case the words 'reach' and 'grasp' come to mind. Thanks for the quick and helpful response.

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:57 pm

Fabbri wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 2:52 pm
Well, that's something to aspire to! Though in my case the words 'reach' and 'grasp' come to mind. Thanks for the quick and helpful response.
No problem!
.....and easier than Recuerdos at any rate!

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Juergen Schenk » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:57 pm

What's the source Etude #, please?
It's Leccion 20 from "Nuevo Método para Guitarra".
Thank you Conall for this nice piece of music!
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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:26 pm

Juergen Schenk wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:57 pm
What's the source Etude #, please?
It's Leccion 20 from "Nuevo Método para Guitarra".
Thank you Conall for this nice piece of music!
Thank you Juergen!

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Hungtran » Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:41 am

Thank you for uploading this sheet. I am practicing Tremolo so it would be useful for me.

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Re: [PDF] McKay, Conall - Tremolo Study 1 based on a Study by Aguado

Post by Conall » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:08 am

Hungtran wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:41 am
Thank you for uploading this sheet. I am practicing Tremolo so it would be useful for me.
My pleasure Hungtran!

Please check out the tremolo exercises and other 2 tremolo studies I uploaded too.

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