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    • #51894
      jameseke
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    • #51896
      Mike Reeve
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      Excellent, so you bend your wrist to play vibrato. I shall be trying that very shortly. Oh, and your tone sounds really good.

      • #52000
        Kvmceff
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        Sounds good and the finger motion is spot on. Working to keep the wrist in the ‘normal’ playing space/plane is the next step. Right now you have an extra motion to tense the wrist and bend it. It’s all part of the learning process. Keep the wrist relaxed and you are there!!

    • #51902
      jameseke
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      As far as I have researched there is finger, wrist and arm vibrato.
      Jason has a really great tutorial on vibrato.
      I just basically have practiced doing the wrist vibrato exercises for about a year. Basically like you are knocking on a door.
      I first just held the violin right where the neck joins the body and spent about 4 months working on the movement alone with zero bowing. Then I started bowing with the Queen Elizabeth wave not for sound but the movement. Did that for probably 3 months.
      Then I did wrist and arm vibrato while roughly doing scales for about another 4 months and then recently trying to add it roughly into songs.
      I figured it would probably be another year minimum before I got to what I did in the video. Something just clicked subconsciously and I was like ‘oh this is how it is done’.
      Committed fun practice is key.

    • #51917
      Mike Reeve
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      Yep … practice is key indeed. Some months to go yet it seems 🙂

    • #51918
      kate.kakadu
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      You’ve inspired me, Jameseke! I’m going to make vibrato my next challenge. It’s just been one of those things I haven’t been able to get. Love the analogy of the Queen E’s wave!

    • #51948
      jameseke
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      You can do it

    • #52342
      jason kleinberg
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      Soooo good. Thanks for sharing this.

    • #52952
      Michael G
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      THis is inspiring to see/hear. I worked on a vibrato on guitar for a few years before it finally clicked for me. My breakthrough on guitar vibrato arrived when I bought my first telecaster. There was something about the weight distribution and the feel of the neck that opened the door for me, and once I found it, I could play vibrato on any guitar. I have zero compass for finding it on violin – yet. I have a lot of other rudimentary skill development ahead of me, but I hope someday to have a breakthrough like you did.

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