I don’t dispute your logic. However, a 4 treble note tremolo is a lot more difficult to learn than a 3 note. If you play Flamenco then the extra effort is worth it because tremolo is used more in that style and 4 treble notes is the standard way of playing it in Flamenco. However, for classical guitar it’s not worth the extra effort, in my opinion, due to the small number of pieces it’s used in.Ramon Amira wrote: ↑Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:48 pmI never said that a three treble note tremolo does not give a sustained line. What I said was that a four treble note tremolo gives a more sustained line than a three. Since neither gives a true sustained line, and both are simply attempts to simulate a sustained sound, then it makes sense to try to simulate it as best you can. Therefore it makes sense to use the pattern that gives a more sustained line, since that is the object in the first place.
Nor have I suggested that everyone immediately stop playing the three and start playing the four. If any player is content with the sound of a three then obviously he or she should use it. I offered this as an alternative for those who are just beginning tremolo, and for players who might want to try the four.
Also, it’s subjective as to whether the listener prefers 4 or 3 treble notes. In the video you posted for example, the player uses 4 treble notes but I don’t think it sounds any better than numerous other examples of players using 3 notes. Far more important, in my opinion, is the evenness of the tremolo, the overall interpretation, use of rubato etc.