Close
Skip to content

Forum

Notifications
Clear all

trem picking


(@jeremyd)
Estimable Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 131
Topic starter  

ill take a shot in the dark and guess that its picking the strings behind the trem?


Quote
(@dl0571)
Estimable Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 240
 

ill take a shot in the dark and guess that its picking the strings behind the trem?

Trem picking is picking one or more strings in (very) rapid succession. Takes a lot of time and practice to become decently comfortable with, at least in my experience.

"How could you possibly be scared of being bad? Once you get past that, it's all beautiful." -Trey Anastasio


ReplyQuote
(@slejhamer)
Famed Member
Joined: 17 years ago
Posts: 3297
 

Yep, dl0571 is correct. It has nothing to do with a trem bar.

http://www.cyberfret.com/techniques/tremolo-picking/index.php

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."


ReplyQuote
(@classico)
Trusted Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 65
 

i just played a cool spanish song called "malagunia" and i had to tremolo pick the first string througout most of it. it is hard, i won't lie, but all it takes is slow practice... if you can do it slowly and make it sound nice it's relitively easy to accelerate. well, more then just trying to start blazing off.


ReplyQuote
(@jeremyd)
Estimable Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 131
Topic starter  

i see thanks


ReplyQuote
(@maliciant)
Reputable Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 259
 

Is this the song you were playing Malaguena? After seeing Jose Feliciano play it I think I just became a fan.

Misirlou (aka pulp fiction theme) is another good example of tremelo picking, of as said before, practice at a slow pace, plyaing it right, and in no time at all you'll be able to play it at full speed, or dare I say faster...


ReplyQuote
(@kent_eh)
Noble Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 1885
 

Misirlou (aka pulp fiction theme) is another good example of tremelo picking

Here it is Misirlou by the master himself.

And here's a lesson on playing "surf style" that can get you on the road to trem picking.

After a bit of searching, I found this lesson on Misirlou at Fender Players Club.

Tremolo on!

I wrapped a newspaper ’round my head
So I looked like I was deep


ReplyQuote
(@nexion)
Honorable Member
Joined: 16 years ago
Posts: 536
 

Very cool technique that can add very "atmospheric" guitar.

"That’s what takes place when a song is written: You see something that isn’t there. Then you use your instrument to find it."
- John Frusciante


ReplyQuote
(@jeremyd)
Estimable Member
Joined: 15 years ago
Posts: 131
Topic starter  

I saw a video demonstrating trem picking on you tube thanks for the info!


ReplyQuote