Watch the Tremolo Blues online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Jazz Up Your Blues
We start with the chords. On the solo, we add the tremolo to the classic thirds riff we have used at various times throughout this course. Practice builidng your tremolo on the Bb note on the D string. Then add the thirds to it. The constant tremolo on the Bb note on the D string is being played except on beats 2 and 4 when the thirds are played. Also, play the tremolo and add one note on every beat 2 and 4 instead of the thirds. You can also incorporate the stutter picking concept by playing a tremolo on an open string and add notes on the same string moving horizontally. Notice the neat rockabilly move at the end of the solo, high Bb triad in the first inversion. However we slide into the D note on the G string while playing the F on B string and high Bb on the E string. You can start by practicing the tremolo with 8th notes instead of 16th notes.