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Vibrato progress
Another update on my battle for the vibrato:)
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Freq
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Hello again people. I just wanted to give you an update. I have been practicing the armvibrato for a month now, and suddenly, just a couple days ago, something happened:) I explain it in my video.

I must just say that I am extremely grateful this forum, the people in it, and of courseFiddlerman himself. It has been a great help to go in here and watch his videos and read on the forum when i'm stuck.

In the first video I talk about experiences and the progress on the armvibrato, and in the second I try to play "smile" by Charlie Chaplin. I hope that I can do justice to this tune.  

I posted this in "share a video", but please feel free to criticize me in a constructive way :)

 

Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

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Bravo, Kristian;,,, very nicely done.

You should, "Smile" when you  play that song.  smile  thumbs-up

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You gots vibrato Frequenzy!!! > SWEET!!! > now its just gonna get better and better.

I'm getting closer every day.

Nice playing there.

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Thank you for the nice comments @Fiddlestix & @StoneDog :) I do smile when I play that song, because I like it so much:) I know you will get there SD! 

Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

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Well, I smile inside me.. It is better that way because I don't strain my face muscles :)

Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

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Congrats, Frequenzy, you got it.

I'm so happy for you. Finally out of the tunnel and it paid off, right?

Very nice tune as well and with more practice your vibrato will get better and better as SD said.

Nice to talk to you in the chat box.

 

@StoneDog: you will get it, keep trying and give it a month or two.

 

You're doing well, Freq, keep up the good work.

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cheerscheers

 

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Thank you ratvn:) Well, i'm at the end of the tunnel at least. I still have much practice ahead. But it really pays off to do the exercises! 

It was nice talking to you as well! You are amazingly full of knowledge :)  

Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

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WoW! Good vibrato! And it's just for a month.

clapclapclapclapclap

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So happy for you! Im slow but Ima comin! You are inspiring to me for this as well!

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

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FREQ!!!!!!!! Right on... I am so inspired.... (I won't tell you what I hurled across the room in a jealous fit)...but anyway..I like how you describe it.."broke free."  Congrats to you.

I don't care if it is over rated..or what...I JUST WANT TO DO IT!!!! 

ha... kidding... I don't spend time on it because I just don't... I spend time with making my songs sound good in first position... waiting for the right time.... and yadda.... and reading all the encouraging news of the folks here learning... and trying...

Ignoring the Hogwash that is inflicted at times...ha ha...

There are truly some things money cant buy..

whoopin' it up for you!

 

 

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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What is this wizardry!  I thought this was supposed to be impossible!   Perhaps it still is for us mere mortals. 

 

Well done Freq!  Sounds great and will only get better from here.

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Don't you know that you can't do that. @Composer  says so. So stop it right now. The hide of you. rofl

 

Very nice. And I like that tune. It's a classic thumbs-up

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Thank you all! Your support really gives me a boost to keep going!  ostrich-chase 🙂

 

@Picklefish Thank you! I know you will get there. Your dedication is admireble! Keep posting your teachers tips. I find it very helpful:)

 

@coolpinkone I'm not worthy of the resposebility for the breaking and throwing of your stuff:) Please keep your items at a non-airborne level. I think your tactic is the right one. I may have rushed into doing vibrato myself, but i'm like you, I just want to do it!

In my experience, it's only about practice anyway, so it is just to  wobble till you get it:D 

 

@OldCrow I may have gotten myself into a void that I cant get out of! Well, I know i'm not supposed to do it, but i'll try anyway! Can't care to much about restrictions:)

 

@Ferret I know I should stop, but it's kind of addictive:)  The tune is amazing. That guy knew what he was doing!

Practice don't make perfect, practice makes permanent.

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BRAVO!!!! indeed Frequency,

You have exactly the right movements and it will just get better and better.
Your video is certainly an inspiration to many who are in the same boat as you are.

PS. I could tell that you were Scandinavian right away. Guess I lived in Sweden too long not to notice. LOL
I had pegged you for Swedish first though.

"The richest person is not the one who has the most,
but the one who needs the least."

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That's good going, sir!

 

Mr Jim  dancing

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@Fiddlerman Thank you! it so good to know that I am moving in the right direction :)  The flexibility is not at its best, but the fingers seem to know what kind of motion I expect of them now.  If I can be of some inspiration for others it would be great! I have just been following the advices in your videos:)

Phew! It's good you thought I was scandinavian. It's no problem that you pegged me for a swede. I like their language very much. I think they have a bit "softer" accent than us though. (like the muppets chef, lol) :)  

 

@Worldfiddler Thank you, sir:)

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congratulations! AWESOME WORK.

 

Now here's something that catapulted me from getting it sometimes to getting it EVERY TIME.

practice in front of a mirror and watch your left hand and fingers in the reflection!

You'll be amazed at how your mind helps the fingers and arm move properly.

If you're anything like I was, it'll be like day and night.

 

Good luck. Keep up the great work.

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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I'm jealous! :P

Makes me want to pick back up on learning vibrato! I had made some progress, but then it seemed to be a day by day thing (either it would happen that day or not at all!). I would believe that mirror thing cdennyb, the practice rooms I use have full length mirrors, and I would just naturally want to watch my hand in the mirror when practicing.

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@cdennyb Thank you:) I have actually been using the mirror when i practice the armvibrato. I found out that I had a tendency to use wristvibrato when I wasn't using the mirror. But thanks for the tip anyway:) Everyone should know about how important it is to use a mirror. I still use the mirror. My main problem is that my fingers are to flat, so the mirror helps me there.

 

@Scooter No reason to be jealous:) I take it as a compliment that I am able to make you jealous though :D In my experience it is all about putting enough hours in it, and to do those boring exercises. I belive anyone can do it. 

 

Well, I am jealous of  your practiceroom. Is the acoustics any good there? I just visualized a big dancestudio when I read "full length mirrors" dancing

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