Check out this Right Hand Picking Exercises – Tremolo Picking Exercise for Getting Speed from Guitar Control instructor Jon MacLennan.
How’s it going, guys? My name is John MacClennan and I’m here with GuitarControl.com, excited to bring
you this video lesson. What I want to show you right now is a tremolo exercise that you can use just to
kind of warm-up your right hand and something cool that I like to do. It’s not that hard.
Tremolo Picking Exercise
We’re just using all open strings here and what we’re going to do is we’re going to try and relax our arm. You can’t be tense and you’ve got to use the tip of your pick. We’re just going to go like this… And we’re just going to go to each string like that and you’re just going to go back and forth using your thumb. Don’t use your whole hand and try and go like this. You’ve got to just… What you want to do is you want to keep it pianissimo for the first time, so just real light. Repeat that a few times. Then you’re going to bump it up to forte, so that’s going to be loud. Then you’re going to bring it back down to just playing level. One more time, playing level. Just something that I like to do to just kind of loosen me up a little bit.
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Thanks for watching and we’ll see you next time.
Tremolo picking is a type of alternate picking that is generally performed at a high speed focusing on one note over a set duration, such as in groups of four notes (16th notes). This technique can be difficult to perform consistently and may cause arm fatigue.