Photo Challenges

30 Days of Photos IV: Tremor

“Today’s prompt sucks” is all I could think of when trying to come up with something for Day 12 of MikeWJ and Ziva‘s 30 Days of Photographs IV.

But I realized that the answer to today’s theme was under my nose the whole time. Yes, it’s the return of an item which made an appearance in Backwards. This is a vibrato/tremolo pedal which adds a um…vibrato/tremolo effect to whatever instrument you plug into it.  I also think this photo is a little out of focus due to me rushing to take it before I go to work. Another example of Tremor.

tremolo vibrato electro harmonix

You’ve all heard examples of the tremolo effect. Here are two fine ones. The effect is obvious in the intro to both songs:

Now head on over to Ziva‘s, link up, and see how everyone else interpreted today’s theme.

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  • Well done! I really struggled with this one. And I love that you included great music references.

  • Oh yes! The lovely tremolo kind of tremor 🙂

  • Coolio!!!! Great take on this prompt!!!

  • Love your take on the prompt – and the musical examples so I’d know what the heck you were talking about. I am not musically inclined. 🙁

  • Boy you sure know how to pic ’em.

  • ReformingGeek

    Ooh, what a good idea for tremor. Nice job.

  • Ahh, music, I should’ve known. 🙂 Great idea, Mike. However, I take offense to the whole “this prompt sucks” thing. None of our prompts suck, they are all magnificent in their brilliance.

  • Love it! CCR has always been one of my favorites. Bring on the tremolo!

  • MalisaHargrove

    I can’t write right now. I’m too busy listening to the music! Makes me tremble all over!

  • Very VERY clever! Great picture too!

  • Yep, that would do it. Crank that up and the walls shake. A nice blast from the past.

  • Thanks 🙂

  • It’s easier to listen to an example than to go all boring and technical, no?

  • Sometimes yes, sometimes, not so much.

  • Thanks, Ref.

  • It definitely has its place. I think it’s amazing when it works.

  • It was the only way to explain it without boring everyone to tears 😉

  • Yup 🙂

  • Thanks, Katherine 🙂

  • Of course they are. They’re just a little misunderstood, huh.

  • That song is one of the best examples 🙂

  • That’s why they invented music in the first place 🙂

  • Certain guitar parts just need it.

  • Excellent! Tremolo is one of those effects that I’m very picky about but when it’s used well I love it. Take Isobel Campbell’s “Sunrise.” Gorgeous!

  • Way to make us all look like chumps. A couple of great songs and perfect examples of tremolo.

  • Jackal

    awesome !

  • Great take on “tremor”. That was fun to listen to the Creedence Clearwater Revival song. That album came out when I was in high school. I might still have it in one of my old record cases.


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