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My First Vibrato! Critiques Wanted/Needed
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RockingLR33
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dun dun duuuuun! I have attempted my very first actual vibrato! After watching countless videos and practicing a lot with no bow movement I decided that today would be the day I added the bow and asked ya'll what ya think about what ya see. It is SO much harder when adding the bow. It's like my concentration is being completely split but it's good practice! 

So far the easiest finger for me to do it on is my middle finger on the A string though i'm slowly working on the other fingers. So let me know what ya'll think. any places i need to improve? Am I doing it correctly from what you can see? 

 

Sorry not the best quality video. If it doesn't work let me know and i'll upload it to youtube. 

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BillyG
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September 1, 2017 - 1:42 am
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Hahaha - it's horrible, isn't it ?    OHHHH - I didn't mean your vibrato - I just meant the doing of it.... it's like that old thing of rubbing your stomach and patting your head - 

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Good start !!!!!

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Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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You're doing really good! It is so hard adding in the bow, so many things going on at once, haha. What helped me take my mind off it all was turning on the metronome. It took some of the thinking away from me and straightened out my bowing and evened out the vibrations. I think I started out at 2 vibrations per click, then 4, and so on. 

Oh, and my teacher had me start on the second finger on the A string as well, she said that's easiest, and then moved on to other fingers.

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That's a great start!!!!!

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Great start, might check out Nathan Cole's effortless vibrato her deminstraties Simon Fiscars exercises in him book "warming up"

seems to have helped me.

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

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Jim Dunleavy
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You're doing fine - keep it up.

I also find my middle finger easiest to vibrate with; then 3rd, 4th aren't too bad but index finger is the hardest for me.

I would recommend using a metronome to time your vibrato so that you both practice a consistent speed from day to day and can gradually increase the speed to cover a range (which you will need to suit different styles of music).

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Thanks everyone for you kind words! I'll start using that metronome to help me practice 😀 Slowly...oh so slowly i'm finally becoming a violin player and not just plinking around hahahaha.

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Annoying slow at the start is important (according to my teacher anyway, haha) 😀 It is hard, but so rewarding to learn 😀 

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September 6, 2017 - 12:52 pm
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Great job Lindsey. Just keep it up and it will flow easily in the future. Usually it just happens by itself after working on it for long enough.

Thanks for the post. I especially love the cap!!!

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