Watch the Flick of the Wrist online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 50 Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know
Tremolo picking is a technique where you rapidly play one note as fast as you can. This technique works wonders when applied to a seemingly simple or almost elementary melodic idea. Just listen to the nursery-like melody Van Halen drops in the midst of one of rock's most celebrated unaccompanied guitar solos, "Eruption" and you'll get the point big time. While there are a few ways to pull this off, for the best results its a good idea to employ Eddie's hyper wrist flicking motion to attain rampant pick attack.