Ahmed Hamza wrote: ↑
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Is there pieces for beginners?
Here's how I think about it. (Classical) Tremolo is a right-hand technique. It needs to be employed within a beautiful or interesting composition in order to be pleasing. The technique itself is neither here nor there; it can be pretty lifeless and very quickly super-boring without the musical qualities of a nice composition - as you no doubt are aware from beginner's exercises where you are asked to practice open-e tremolo on the 1st sting with open string bass notes, for example.
The technique itself is a fairly advanced skill for the right hand. However, an interesting composition does not require the left-hand patterns to be complicated. So, what is an easy tremolo; a tremolo for beginners?
If 'easy tremolo' requires both the right and the left hand to have easy jobs - it does not exist.
However, if 'easy' is just about the left hand (and melody), then you can pick anything simple which is still interesting - it does not have to be a specific piece. You can just cycle through 2-3 easy chords with the left hand. Or start walking around a minor scale harmonized in thirds (two scale degrees interval) - which is what the beginning of Tarrega's Recuerdos de la Alhambra mostly is. Or harmonized in 6ths; it does not matter. This gives you a chance to practice your right-hand tremolo technique without killing your soul but also without investing time in learning a particular composition. And you can change the left-hand pattern to something similarly-familiar to you, yet still melodic, as soon as your ears get tired.
More generally, and to get back on the thread's topic: Because there is an almost limitless amount of 'easy tremolos' (in the second sense), it made no sense to me to try collecting these and adding them to my Classical Guitar Tremolo Pieces list. Also, one can modify almost any simple existing piece into a tremolo - it is a RH technique, after all. It is too trivial to generate 'easy tremolos' so this was not of interest to me. I still struggled with the 'grey zone' between clearly interesting and/or original tremolo pieces and clearly trivial pieces (like where the tremolo pitches are 1st string e, f# g and that's about it).