Tremolo on ukulele pick or fingers?



Asked by: Raymond Brown

Tremolo is usually played with your index fingernail. I’ve seen it done with the thumbnail, but it’s more of a challenge. First, anchor a couple of your right hand fingers to the ukulele soundboard, below the sound hole (I use my pinky and ring fingers). Use these fingers as a pivot point.

How do you tremolo on a ukulele?





You think of it in terms of down up down and then up down up down up down and then up down but you want it to be smooth and if you think of it in groups of threes not really like a triplet.

How do you pick a tremolo chord?

This. So we've got a three on the bottom string on a one on a two on the bottom string five on the a. Keep the middle finger here and we're gonna play this power chord.

How long does it take to learn tremolo picking?

Many guitarists work at their tremolo for years and still can’t play it evenly. A guitarist should be able to develop an excellent tremolo in six months to one year if they practice at it for thirty to sixty minutes every day. Here are some tips to help you learn to play a good tremolo once and for all.

How do you strum with tremolo?

When I play I use my finger and my thumb to do it up six and down strokes. Using this technique you can get a lot of really cool effects. Because all of a sudden you get this note density.

How do you play tremolo fast?





To make your guitar picking tremolo technique insanely fast, you need to increase the frequency at which your pick strikes the string. (This is NOT at all the same as moving your hand “faster” – more on this below). Doing this increases the number of times your pick comes into contact with the string every second.

What BPM is tremolo picking?

200 bpm is where alternate picking starts to sound like a tremolo. As with any technique begin slowly and aim for clarity and accuracy. Start at whatever tempo feels comfortable at first. In the beginning it may be helpful to play without a metronome.

How do you play tremolo on a guitar pick?

I would simply play. Each note once whereas if I was to tremolo pick that scale I'd play each note twice. Or three times four times that of course entirely depends on the circumstance.

What pick is best for tremolo picking?

Black Metal



For lots of tremolo picking across multiple strings, you want something with plenty of give, a medium pointy tip, and a large thumb hold, probably with a grip (goat blood makes things slippery). For maximum blaspheming, I recommend a Dunlop Nylon 1.0mm.

How hard is tremolo picking?

Tremolo picking, though appearing hard at first, is actually quite easy. It is merely alternate picking at a faster speed.



How do I get faster at picking?

The key it's playing really fast is picking efficiency so only moving the PEC as far as you really have to only move the pick as much as it really needs to.

How do you get a good tremolo?

So make sure that you're practicing it very slowly and working yourself up to a higher speed / gradual periods of time you can do that with the metronome which I'll talk about in a second.

What is the tremolo technique?

The tremolo is a beautiful techniques of the classical guitar: it gives the impression of flow of notes, a continuous thread of sound. Basically it’s made playing a bass note with the thumb followed by three repeated higher notes, traditionally plucked with the ring (a), middle (m), and index (i) fingers.



What is the difference between a trill and a tremolo?

SUMMARY: Both are a fluttering sound, but the trill can be played a half step. The tremolo is symbolized by a slash while the trill is symbolized by “TR.” The tremolo accentuates the music; the trill makes your music better.