Florentin wrote:How do you practice your tremolo?
Here's one way I like to have my students practice tremolo:
- PI, PM, PA, on different string combinations (2nd and 1st, 3rd and 1st, and so on, with the thumb moving to the different strings)
- PMI, on different string combinations
- PAMI, on different string combinations
- play easy tremolo study: Sagreras has one, in his first book, I think, or maybe his second? My favorite study for this purpose is Carcassi's Op.60, #7. The reason I like it is because it uses both tremolo, and arpeggios, so the student has to shift between the two techniques. I also like this study, because the tremolo does NOT have to be played very, very fast - if they play it too fast, they'll never get the arpeggios that follow.
- play sections from Requerdos and sections from Barrios' Una Luminosita Por El Amor De Dios (not sure of the spelling here...)
- then, they can play an entire tremolo piece.
This might help.Place two small rubber bands around your right hand fingers half way up. Also Exaggerate the fingers movements.
This might not be for everyone,but it certainly helped me.