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The Tremolo Pedal

 

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Dynamic Effects: Volume, But Much More

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In this lesson we're going to explore one of my favorite effects which is known as tremolo. All tremolo does is rhythmically raise and lower the volume to create a moody vibe.

As you saw in the earlier tutorial, this effect is built into a lot of amps. On those it's often called "vibrato", but I find that to be very confusing, since vibrato has to do with vibrating the pitch of the note and not the volume. But as long as you know what they mean, it doesn't matter; in this lesson we'll explore a basic tremolo pedal.