#1
I can tremolo pick at about 140-150 bpm 16ths without tension for about 20-30 seconds. After that, my arm starts tensing up. I don't think this is a technique problem, because i just rest my palm on the bridge and i use my wrist. I probably lack stamina in my wrist muscles.

To overcome this problem, should I just play more or should I do non-guitar wrist exercises?

Side note: Is it a bad habit for your ARM to touch the guitar?
#5
Just play more, stamina is something you gain with time. Of course, you have to make sure when tremolo picking, you're using the same technique as normal alternate picking.
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#7
Quote by Timothongz
I can tremolo pick at about 140-150 bpm 16ths without tension for about 20-30 seconds. After that, my arm starts tensing up. I don't think this is a technique problem, because i just rest my palm on the bridge and i use my wrist. I probably lack stamina in my wrist muscles.

To overcome this problem, should I just play more or should I do non-guitar wrist exercises?

Side note: Is it a bad habit for your ARM to touch the guitar?


Are you anchoring? You could have no tension in your wrist, but at the same time could be putting a lot of unneeded tension on the bridge with your forearm. Your hand can be touching the bridge, just so long as you're not exerting any pressure on it.