I go along with just getting used the technique with familiar chord progressions. That way one can focus on the right hand. For me, it is similar doing workouts on scales and arpeggios before working on actual pieces.Julian Ward wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 amMost of the problem is the limited room on the other strings. Everybody's tremolo is better on the E string so the trick is to practice it solely on the B string. Nail shape/length and wrist angle affect tremolo enormously so you need to experiment but do persist with only practising on the B string. I get students to practise using chords - not pieces.
Forget RDLA, too long. Learn to play short passages of pieces by Maestro Võ Tá Hân.guitarist_le wrote: ↑Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:11 pmSo I started learning tremolo around this time last year and tremolo'ing on the high e string, I got pretty much down. It's the B string that's killing me. I'm comfortable with planting and speed bursts, but can't keep it up for long and I feel as if I am constantly relearning this every night of practice. Sometimes I hear my nails click more often then the note itself, this doesn't happen on the high e though.
I keep my metronome on to practice (80 - 120bpm), and I use the first part of Recuerdos De La Alhambra as an additional tool. (Is it normal to change right hand position when change from the e to B string?)
Any tips or songs to make practicing a little more fun? How long did it take you to get awesome at tremolo on the B string? Did you learn speed, volume or evenness first?
Just wanna say again that I love this forum I have no one to talk classical techniques about lol
More to the right. Playing more perpendicular to the strings. Just a slight adjustment could help a lot. Just from my experience. Not taught.
If I'm allowed to recommend some of my own music:
That’s interesting, Julian. I had been practicing it using the b string and then my teacher said to first practice on the e to get evenness, articulation and same dynamic. After doing that, further refine the motions by practicing it on the b string. He said in his experience, when people started on the b string,they restricted their motions too much to keep control and introduced tension, or ended up having a weaker sounding tremolo.Julian Ward wrote: ↑Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:57 amMost of the problem is the limited room on the other strings. Everybody's tremolo is better on the E string so the trick is to practice it solely on the B string. Nail shape/length and wrist angle affect tremolo enormously so you need to experiment but do persist with only practising on the B string. I get students to practise using chords - not pieces.
Will definitely check out. So i learned tonight that in picture 2 things sound a little clearer and louder to play but my nails get caught easier. Pic 1 is how I normally play before I move on, which one do you think is the correct way. Ive seen John Williams have more of a verticle approach and abandons the arpeggio position (diagnol on the string)Frank Nordberg wrote: ↑Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:49 amI once wrote a set of progressive tremolo pieces/exercises. This is the last of them but it should still be relatively easy to play. I never got aroudn to publish the otehrs anywhere. Maybe it's time for me to do it now.