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Tremelo Exercise For Classical Guitar

Alan Green (1053) · [archive]
Style: Classical · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 60
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5

You will need to practice this for at least five minutes each day, but not for longer than 15 minutes - your right hand will hurt, mine did. Once you've nailed the exercise at 60 bpm, set your metronome a little higher. Once you've nailed it at 80 bpm go back to 72 bpm and start again - you'll be amazed at the results. At 100 bpm (that's 400 individual notes per minute) go back to 90 bpm and do the same. Then read the score to Recuerdos de la Alhambra again, and it won't look half as frightening as it did before even though it's written in eighth notes. I play Recuerdos at 116 eighth notes per minute, and John Williams plays at somewhere between 126 and 130. Good luck, and here's the whole exercise to play along with. Remember - you want it to sound smooth. And, by the way, I still drum on the desk using that p-a-m-i finger order I mentioned on page 1.
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