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recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Ronald » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:20 pm

Hello,
What would be the recommendation for a easy first tremolo piece
that would also be easy to find the music on line?
Or is recuardos the standard as a first
Thanks,
Ronald

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by doug » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:36 pm

Per-Olov Kindgren has a fairly easy tremolo piece in his Volume VI Guitar Method, which is $10.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by andi33x » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:59 pm

Ronald wrote:Hello,
What would be the recommendation for a easy first tremolo piece
that would also be easy to find the music on line?
Or is recuardos the standard as a first
Thanks,
Ronald
I would say there is no "easy" tremolo piece. Tremolo is a special technique and when you can manage it then you can play most tremolo pieces and when you cannot manage it you cannot play any tremolo piece at all correctly.
But there is a little exception and warning. Playing tremolo on the first string is much more easier than on the second string. But beginning on the first string only might lead to bad habits which hinders you to play afterwards on the second string as needed e.g. at the Recuerdos (although some people play it on the first string which was not intended by F. Tarrega).
Thus I would indeed try to practice tremolo on both, the first and the second string. This means, try the practice routines always on the second string, too and do not limit yourself to an "easy" first string piece.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Bernhard Heimann » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:01 pm

I second andi33x's opinion. You might try
Julio Salvador Sagreras, Las Terceras Lecciones de Guitarra, no. 4, avaliable here
http://www.guitarraclasicadelcamp.com/p ... reras.html
for free, together with many other beautiful (non-tremolo) pieces.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Ronald » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:16 pm

Thanks Bernard for the song tip.
Andi, as far as practicing on the first string only I soon found that it gives you a false sense
of security. I now practice on the first three strings.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Salvador » Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:27 pm

It also helps to practice tremolo with only the right hand. The left hand i just use any chords.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by andi33x » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:06 pm

For Tremolo it is important that the tones are very even. You should check that by recording yourself and letting it play slower afterwards. In fact the tones have to be played not in an automatic p-a-m-i turn like some teachers might tell you but each tone has to be played as if it were a normal tone, at least for the practice. For me I found it very good to practice trremolo as triplets in a way to emphasize one tone - changing p-i-m-a like in the video here which I made for a friend.
https://youtu.be/sVpfKwms4Nw

But try to emphasize it more than shown in the video and use a metonome.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Ronald » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:31 pm

Nice Channel Andi.
I like your shades of music.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by vesa » Fri Aug 26, 2016 6:38 am

Matteo Carcassi study am op. 60 nr. 2.
Alter it by dividing the arpeggio figure differently:
ami plays the notes on the first string and p plucks the other notes in the chord.
The first chord will then be:
p(5.string)ami(1. string),
p(3.string)ami(1. string),
p(2.string)ami(1. string),
p(3.string)ami(1. string)
and so on.
It is very often used as a ¨enter to tremolo¨ piece.
It is also convenient to play as there are only few melody(ami) notes to be played on other strings than 1st.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Tony Hyman » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:00 pm

A little trick or angle that I work with for the sake of technique is to record a piece that you know eg Sor 35(22) at say 67 BPM.Then write in the implied chord symbols .The accompany the solo with tremolo not worrying too much about the thumb playing different to the original.This way you you sort of jam along on the Bm and the F# and the rest of course.You can also focus on the right hand ,the left being relatively easy.I always warm up on this one before shifting over to Alahambra as part of my daily workout.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Chauncey Calvin » Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Try looking at Melodia Espanola (Attributed to Luis Romero). There is an arrangement in Charles Duncan's A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar Repertoire Part Two. It is relatively easy, for a tremolo piece.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Luis_Br » Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:37 am

Ponce prelude 2 from his 24 preludes.

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Maria Anisimova » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:00 am

Yamaha SLG N100

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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Pat Hargan » Mon Aug 29, 2016 4:33 pm

'Sueño' by Viñas is nice. I came across it recently in a book by Martha Masters, 'Reaching the next level'.
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Re: recommended beginner tremolo piece

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Mon Aug 29, 2016 5:09 pm

I have written three tremolo pieces, of which the easiest is called 'Larksong', the tremolo stays on the first string and there are no bar chords beyond the top three strings.

I made a video of it.
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