f_r_a_n wrote: ↑
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Can anyone recommend some good pieces for practising tremolos? I'm keen to get my use of RH ring finger a little smoother and thought this might be helpful.
If you don't already have an integrated rh technique then, however simple, tremolo pieces are the last thing you need to develop one.
I would advise a circular sequence of alternations such as: imim/iaia/mama/mimi/aiai and amam.
You need to work with a metronome [set it slower than you need to and base the tempo on the am type alternations, assuming that you find these the more difficult.
Open strings initially, then chromatic scales followed by diatonic. Observe, VERY carefully, whether your fingers move in similar, controlled arcs and whether they produce identical volume and tone.
Only when you are happy with the above should you try to increase tempo. I then suggest going on to both ami and ima alternation. if you can make that work across the beat [Amia/Miam/Iami] that would then indicate growing security.
As always, in any skill development, the old adage, "don't try to run before you can walk" is a very good one.
One problem that less experienced players don't take into account, and are not always advised about, is that using the a finger as part of occasional, cross-string, arpeggio type playing, is no preparation for consistently using am and i on the SAME string. The feel is entirely different.