We recommend:
Recommended on amazon

Mandolin Glossary

Search alphabetically using these links:

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z - Home


Tremolo is the rapid repetition of one or more notes. It is a commonly used technique for mandolin as once the string is plucked, the note decays rapidly, and by playing the same note many times very rapidly, the illusion of a sustained note is created.

Although common in Italian and classical music, tremolo is equally used in bluegrass (take Bill Monroe's Kentucky Waltz as example) and appears in jazz, choro, old-time, many European folk styles and many other music forms favored by mandolinists.

Authored by: Mandolin Cafe

Email article Email article  Printer friendly Printer friendly

© Copyright Mandolin Cafe

Weber MandolinsMandolin World HeadquatersThe Mandolin StoreD'Addario StringsJustStrings.comElderly InstrumentsEastman MandolinsMorgan MusicAcoustic Music CompanyThe Music EmporiumKentucky MandolinsEllis Mandolins