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.