Ioannis Anastassakis - The Art Of Tremolo
Ioannis Anastassakis The Art Of Tremolo PDF. Here s yet another book that should be in every serious classical and flamenco guitarist's library. This time, Ioannis Anastassakis (The Art of Rasguedo) eliminates the guesswork on how to practice and perform the tremolo technique. The book addresses over 70 different approaches and methods to practice the tremolo with unprecedented advice from some of the greatest classical and flamenco guitarists including: Andres Segovia, John Williams, Sharon Isbin, Christopher Parkening, Pepe Romero, Scott Tennant, David Russell, Narciso Yepes, Stanley Yates, Stepan Rak, Juan Serrano, Manolo Sanlucar, Manolo Franco, Jose Antonio Rodriguez, Paco Serrano, and many more. Characteristically, Anastassakis presents an exhaustive analysis of the different tremolo patterns: 4-note, 5-note, 5-note extended melody tremolo, 6-note tremolo, 8-note tremolo, and continuous extended tremolo. A comprehensive bibliography of classical and flamenco guitar pieces that utilize traditional and/or extended tremolo techniques is also included. Written in standard notation and tablature.
The exercises are easy enough for anyone to work on at a slow tempo. If you are an intermediate guitarist you could learn all the exercises in the book in a few weeks or months. The tremolo speed will come on slowly though. So, once you can play all the exercises, make sure you go through the whole book every week with a metronome, gradually increasing the tempo. It will take years to reach really fast speeds.
The list of pieces that use the various tremolos is a great inclusion. It means you can work on the pieces that use the techniques in this book without prior knowledge of the repertoire that uses it. It includes both classical and flamenco listings.
Format: PDF, 152 pages