PAMI Arpeggio Pattern


Note:  This arpeggio pattern may be played on 4 strings, or as a “tremolo”, with AMI all on the same string.

Quick Review:


(P Starts out on the string.  A, M, and I all play on the same string for the tremolo.)

  1. P Plays, alternates with A.
  2. A Plays, M and I throw out.
  3. M Plays.
  4. I Plays, alternates with P.


Full Lesson:

Tremolo technique is commonly used in Spanish Guitar pieces. It’s got a haunting and mesmerizing quality audiences love.

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I started as a folk guitarist, then fell in love with classical guitar in my 20’s. Despite a lot of practice and schooling, I still couldn’t get my music to flow well. I struggled with excess tension. My music sounded forced. And my hands and body were often sore. I got frustrated, and couldn’t see the way forward. Then, over the next decade, I studied with two other stellar teachers – one focused on the technical movements, and one on the musical (he was a concert pianist). In time, I came to discover a new set of formulas and movements. These brought new life and vitality to my practice. Now I help guitarists find more comfort and flow in their music, so they play more beautifully.
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