Acoustic Guitar Fingerpicking Tremelo Technique Lesson

In this free acoustic guitar video lesson, we will take a look at the classical guitar technique of tremelo.

Now don't think you have to be a classical guitarist to use this. It will work fantastic for every style of guitar. I just happens to be used mostly by classical guitarists since there are some beautiful classical guitar pieces that use the tremelo technique from beginning to end.

I began this video lesson with a little demonstration of what can be done with the tremelo technique by playing the beginning of a piece called Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra) by Francisco Tárrega. I suggest checking out the complete piece. I may even do full video lesson on it if enough people request it. 😀

Be sure to play close attention to the evenness of the melody line notes. In the video I demosntrate a quick little practice technique that you can use that will get the timing down a lot easier. Even though this technique does require a bit of speed to give the intended illusion of an sustained melody note, you should definitely start out slow when first studying the technique. Then, gradually build up speed followed by learning a complete piece of music using the tremelo technique.

But don't stop there! Try and write your own music using this techniuqe, it can be a very inspiring method of writing.

Don't forget to downalod the TAB PDF that goes along with this video lesson below.

Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Tremelo Technique TAB PDF Download

Have fun and take your time while getting the timing of this technique nailed.

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Acoustic Guitar Fingerstyle Tremelo Technique Lesson


  1. Matteo on August 12, 2011 at 12:55 am

    is it a good technique to use also with ibryd picking style?

  2. Arnold Kleiner on January 28, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Your Comments:

    Wie kann ich das komplette wunderbare Tarrega-Musikstück
    ,,Recuerdos de la Alhambra” als Lesson lernen?

    Wie hoch sind die Kosten?

    • Carl Brown on January 29, 2012 at 11:45 pm

      Hey Arnold, I thing I am gonna do a compete lesson of this piece on the site within the next few weeks. Free of charge. 🙂

      Cheers! Carl..

  3. Andrew Williamson on May 8, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Thank you for this wonderful lesson on Tremelo. I too am very interested to learn Recuerdos del la Alhambra. It would make my day if it showed up on the Songs Lesson page :).

    Kudos for your extremely useful site!

    • Carl Brown on May 8, 2012 at 3:05 pm

      Hey thanks!! Recuerdos will be taught in full on the song lessons page within a couple weeks or so. 🙂

      Cheers! Carl..

  4. guitar tung on February 17, 2013 at 8:55 pm


  5. Indrajit on April 6, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Very good bro, well if you can please do the famous evergreen “classical gas”, as many of us will be obliged. Thanks

  6. Griffin on June 20, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    How long does it take to finally and fully get this technique down, with both speed and precision? (considering practice is done each day)

  7. robert leitch on October 13, 2013 at 11:51 am

    I can not find the pdf for memories of the alhambra

    • Carl Brown on October 14, 2013 at 2:07 pm

      Hey Robert, did you look on that song’s page for the PDF?

      You can find that page by clicking on the song lessons page. Then find the link for Recuerdos. Click on that link.

      On that page you will find the performance video, all the lessons videos and the TAB for the tune. 🙂


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