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The distinction here is presumably one between a measured tremolo and a trill open to your interpretation. With the trill, you can determine how quickly you play it (16ths, 32nds, triplets, or something else?), how consistently you play it (will it begin at the same speed that it ends, or that it is in the middle?), etc. But the measured tremolo here must ...


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My experience is strictly from playing the piano, but despite the difference in the specific motion required, the approach to building speed is the same. The short answer to your question is, "Don't do it". It's tempting to use the metronome to push yourself faster, but this strategy doesn't work largely for the same reason that this strategy doesn't work ...


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Tremolo should be a reflex, not a active fast up/down bow. Almost like a vibrato reflex but with the bow. I don't mean bow vibrato, that is another technique/discussion, just mean tremolo should be unconscious, not forced. Sometimes tremolo can be very tiring if the right technique is not there. In classical musical typically Bruckner & Schumann write a ...


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Vibrato is pretty easy to define because there is one widely agreed-upon definition: a deliberate, regular, periodic change in pitch (like a controlled warble), generally much less than a semitone, sometimes as much as a quarter-tone or more up and down. Vibrato is commonly used as a performance technique by vocalists (including opera singers), players of ...


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Snapping strings has nothing to do with using a trem. A trem in the right position, will let you tune your strings quite happily to the right notes, so you have a separate problem here Aside from raising the trem up to gain more upwards movement, what else have you done? Are your tension springs in the same place, and is the tension bar screwed in the same ...


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Indeed, you need to bend notes on the diatonic harmonica because all notes are not available. And even when you'll be able to bend them, you'll find out that a few of them are still missing, and you'll then need to learn overblows to obtain them -- but you can worry about that later. You can, but don't need to bend notes on the chromatic harmonica because ...


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I don't believe that they are individually replaceable. I think you will have to order a complete replacement tremolo. See this site, which says: The knife edges of the trem become worn or damaged and require filing to get back to a proper knife edge. This is also rarely seen on Edge variants [except Edge3!] and some "mating" of the parts is ...


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I'm not a violinist, but the practice is the same as on guitar. Start with the fundamentals Find a good few videos on proper bow technique, and tremolo technique. Watch them, then at a very slow speed execute them, and when I say slow I mean uncomfortably slow. Start Slow So slow that you can focus entirely on geting an even sound, and playing in ...


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There are a number of pieces in the classical music repertoire that were specifically written to help learners develop their tremolo technique. Note: Be absolutely sure to use the correct right-hand fingers in learning tremolo. Carcassi's 25 Etudes, which are in the public domain and can be found in PDF version online, has several pieces which, if ...


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I do the same exercises. "more difficult" relative to what, I'd ask. Everything is easy once you've mastered it and difficult until you do. Practice slow with the metronome until you can keep the pattern going w/o losing the flow. The typical problem most classical guitarists report is that the steady stream of notes becomes a gallop. If you can do it ...


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Welcome. It looks like you’ve done some research on this beforehand, which is good. The relevant sections of the PDF you provided are here in two images: Arpeggio What it looks like in this piece: How it sounds, slowly, in this piece (roughly). Start by pressing the very bottom note and play each note above it, one at a time, without releasing any of the ...


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It looks like a tremolo. It is played as a oscillation between the top two notes (I'm guessing a A and a D) and the lower note (I'm guessing an F). The dotted half-note (written on each stem) indicates either 3 quarter-note beats or 6 eighth-note beats (or the equivalent); the 6 eighth notes in the other staff probably mean the latter. The three lines ...


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No, it's almost never about muscles, it's about technique and relaxation. You do want to actually practice it slowly, try to use as little of the pick as possible, find a pick angle that works, and keep things as loose as possible while still having an even up and down motion. I would search YouTube for tremolo picking lessons and watch several until you ...


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Trills can vary in their speed. They may also be played in or out of the time of the piece, depending on the performer's skill level and intent. In some cases the performer may start the trill slowly, then speed up the trill. In other cases the performer may want the trill to maintain a strict tempo match. There are also some stylistic choices to trilling ...


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Tremolo is essentially a variation in volume, vibrato in pitch. They are nicely separated with bowed strings where "vibrato" is done by a variation in the fingering hand, and tremolo is done by a rapid back-and-forth of the bow on the same spot. However, lots of instruments have things they call "tremolo" or "vibrato". There is also the non-instrument ...


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I have adopted Babu's suggestions. And I now make use of the metronome for two things: Checking that my playing has an even time. Discovering the tempo I'm playing at. Mostly, I'm just trying to make sure that I'm following (or working towards following) the tempo indication on the sheet music. The best increases in speed that I've made have been by ...


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Whether it is tremolo or not depends on the tempo. I mean how fast is the quarter notes? If the tempo is slow then you can play the 32nd notes exactly as 32nd notes. If the tempo is fast then it is tremolo. A usual way to notate tremolo is to make the note values so fast in the relation to the tempo that it is obvious the composer wants tremolo. Thus if the ...


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For right hand tremolo, there is no reason to damp or mute the string. I don't actually know of any pieces where you would do this. You have a range of options - but the most common these days is to use tirando strokes to pluck, which will definitely not lead to any muting. Even apoyando shouldn't. So typically, you would use tirando or apoyando with i and ...


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Here is the answer I found out at my own cost, at least this is the only way I could properly set up low action. The key was the angle of the bridge! I've been having issues with the EZ II since I purchased my Jem, and I even thought about reselling it as I suspected problems with the neck. No matter how I adjusted the truss rod, I always had fret buzz ...


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+1 for the Carcassi Method. My teacher recommended that as well. As for tremolo picking, try this experiment: make a fist. In what order did you close your fingers? Pinky first? Index last? Then thumb? Probably. (That's how I do it.) Consequently, I found it easier to tremolo pick in the same order. For instance, in Leyenda, I would first use p-i, then p-m-...


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In my mind, it depends on the rhythm involved. A tremolo should sound sort of halfway between a "drum roll" and a rhythmically-repeated figure. What that figure is varies from piece to piece. Here's a fairly slow tremolo from the "Funeral March" in Beethoven's Sonata Op. 26: As you can see, the notes are 32nd notes in 4/4 ...


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It is probably written this way because a trill generally means to trill to the note a major/minor second above (as can be seen in the bottom line of the image), but here Ibert wants a trill between C# and the second below. There are alternatives to this notation (like writing a trill on B with with a preceding C# acciaccatura, or on C# but with a small-...


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I am only eleven years old but I have found that it is easier if you pinch the bow with your thumb and forefinger.


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It's important to note that harmonicas are sold in a particular key (normally stamped on the side of the frame), and therefore harmonica players pack a complete set of harmonicas to each gig. Look on the side of yours and see if there is a small capital letter there, such as A, B, C, D, E, F, or G. If you have one that is in the key of C, then it won't ...


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It looks like this particular harmonica is a simply diatonic one, giving available notes in C major of C D E F G A and B, in various octaves. To be able to play the 'black keys' - # and b, you really need a chromatic harmonica, aka chromonica. This has a button on the right, which when pressed, will sharpen any note you play, blow or draw. It is actually ...


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The video you linked to showed a guy using two fingers for tremolo on the top string as you noticed. I can't (haven't learned to) do tremolo that way, but I have a couple of alternative methods: Fingernail-as-pick. You mentioned that you play mostly fingerstyle, and I think this method is worth learning if you don't really use a pick. Basically, it's as ...


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In addition to Todd's answer, it's worth noting that some people prefer playing tremolo from the forearm rather than the wrist (which you might want a stiffer wrist for - though not a tense one). This definitely requires some degree of muscle strength, but not nearly as much are you'd expect. The main things about tremolo picking are relaxation (not being ...


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I play the oud and I make the tremolos with the wrist. You shouldn't move your whole arm since the movement would become stiff. Besides that, it's good to avoid the wrist movement to become stiff, and the hand to become stiff. The hand should be relaxed and the faster you play, the looser you hold the risha. Also, don't make the risha stick out too much, ...


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