Tremolo Picking

A technique where the pick rapidly strikes a single string repeatedly, creating a fast, continuous series of notes.

Tremolo picking is a high-speed picking technique often used in various music genres, such as metal, bluegrass, and surf rock, to create a rapid, pulsating sound. By alternately striking a single string with a pick in a fast and consistent manner, guitarists can achieve a flurry of notes that can add intensity, excitement, or atmosphere to a performance. Tremolo picking requires precise control over the picking hand, as well as the ability to maintain a consistent tempo and dynamic level throughout the duration of the technique.

Developing a clean and accurate tremolo picking technique requires focused practice, emphasizing hand synchronization, pick angle, and stamina. Mastering tremolo picking can greatly enhance a guitarist’s musical vocabulary and provide a unique and powerful element to their playing style.

Check out these Licklibrary guitar Lessons and Courses to learn more about tremolo picking on guitar, and also discover song lessons where this technique is used so you can practice these techniques along with our guitar backing tracks.