How to Trill on Guitar


Trill is a fast alternation of two notes.

For example in the video below I play the note C at the  8th fret on the 1st string and the note D at  the 10th fret of the same string.


how to trill on guitar video


Performing explanation:

    I take the first note of the trill by stroking the 1st string at the 8th fret by the pick

    (The trill also could be started withy hammer on

    or pull off technique from any other note as well).

Next I perform hammer on to the note at the 10th fret of the same string.

And take pull off back to the note at the 8th fret.

After that I again play hammer on and again pull off and so on.

First play this circle slowly and accurate, once you feel OK with it,

begin to step by step increase in pace.



In tabs trill has the following notation:

Trill Symbol in Tabs  - Free Guitar Lesson

the figure within the brackets tells about position of the 2nd alternate note.

Because the notes within the trill are played only with the left hand,

it's easy to achieve fast speeds using this technique pretty fast.


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