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How to do tremolo with 3 or 4 fingers ?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by samoth, Apr 9, 2001.


  1. samoth

    samoth

    Apr 9, 2001
    France-Le pontet
    Sorry for my english............I'm french.


    I've tried to do tremolo with my fingers but at around 5 or 10 mn playing ,I can't do anymore .Finger acks.....

    So i understand that my technic was very wrong.

    If you know how to do it like Alex Webster(From Cannibal corpse) or the Marduck's bassist ,Email-me your tips !!!!!

    Thanx a lottttttttttttt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I'm not familiar with the players you mention, but if the technique is anything similar to classical guitar tremolo, pick using the following sequence: thumb (p), index (i), middle (m), ring (a). Aim for consistency: none of the notes should be louder or longer than the others.

    Don't collapse your fingertips when you play tremolo. Curl your fingers and play only from the largest knucle (the one that attaches your finger to your hand).

    If you have any trouble, I'm sure someone who plays classical guitar could show you how the technique works. Good luck.