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Practicing vibrato
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March 14, 2018 - 10:16 am
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Hi everyone,

I have been practicing my vibrato lately and would love to hear your opinions about it!

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March 14, 2018 - 10:41 am
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My opinion is that it's coming along fantastically!!!
It will free up over time.
Congratulations, and keep up the great work.

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March 15, 2018 - 8:10 am
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I agree very very good!



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March 15, 2018 - 10:43 am
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Thanks. I find it hard though to integrate the vibrato in the pieces I play. It doesn't feel natural and sounds weird. I feel like my hand is not staying in the right place after a while.

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March 15, 2018 - 8:05 pm
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As far as I can tell from this angle, your form is good. It may sound awkward now because it's not very fast, but it will sound more natural as you speed it up. (But don't rush into trying to play fast vibrato.)

If you feel like your hand is moving out of place: what is your thumb doing? It's not visible in the video. Whether you're playing arm or wrist vibrato, your thumb should stay at the same point on the neck, but should pivot at the contact point to allow your hand to move.

March 18, 2018 - 6:42 am
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That is a good hint, I will film my thumb to find out what is going on. It is probably moving from its right place at some point. Speed is also an issue. How fast am I supposed to get anyway?


March 29, 2018 - 12:39 pm
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Wow congratulations!!!! Keep it up like that. With time the motion will be stuck in your muscle memory and gradually you will be able to get it up to speed. Dont feel bad if you feel your pink doesnt quite do the job. It is indeed the weakest finger and it will a bit of more time to get it used to vibrating. Keep doing your scales always focusing on the motion each finger is doing. You are doing great!!!


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