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    Hexensohn
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    Okay, just a short video of me attempting to learn the vibrato motion. I feel like I need more consistency in my movements, but I’d like to know if I’ve at least got the idea right. Thanks for any feedback! And I’m sorry, my friends are playing Fallout in the background.

    https://youtu.be/bQYKA1y8axk

    #7435 Reply

    Ben.Eager
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    You have a minor issue with your privacy. It’s on private so only you can see it. If you put it on unlisted, people will need a link to see it anyway.

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    Hexensohn
    Participant

    Oh haha okay I had no idea, I’ve never used YouTube for posting videos before. Thanks, I’ll see what I can do!

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    BethanyViolin
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    Hey! It looks like you are really getting the movement down. Vibrato takes time to in your fingers… but the good news is that once it’s there, it only gets better and better! Really think about using gravity and the weight of your arm to rock your fingers back and forth. The harder you try to wiggle your finger back and forth, the tighter the vibrato gets and the harder it is to play, so really relax. When I teach, I usually have my students do a tendon exercise that also helps with getting an even wave length. Uneven vibrato is not something you don’t want!
    If you’re interested, I’m teaching lessons through this site and I would be happy to work with you on vibrato!

    #9834 Reply

    Sounds a lot better than mine! Great job!

    #9838 Reply

    margaretellen
    Participant

    I’m working on vibrato too so can’t give any tips, but appreciate the ones from Bethany violin. Thanks to you both for posting!

    #9850 Reply

    Dianne Adkins
    Moderator

    Ah! You have a REALLY nice movement going there. One thing I would like to suggest is that you try to reduce the motion now to starting the rolling or waving motion at the wrist only. Right now you are moving the entire lower arm, and that is fine. Lots of people employ a whole arm vibrato. But if you refine your skill to a wrist vibrato, you will have the option of using either at the appropriate time. Without too much explanation as to why this is important, I’ll just say arm vibrato-ers use it everywhere. Wrist vibrato-ers can use wrist or arm depending on what the music calls for. Wrist vibrato is ultimately the most desirable. It uses relaxed motion, as opposed to arm vibrato which uses muscle tension. Wrist vibrato doesn’t cause the violin to move like arm vibrato does. And you’ll see, in your video, your violin moves with every roll of the hand. Imagine how this could effect the bow. 🙂 So if you try a wrist motion and can’t do it, message me and I’ll give you some more ideas. Great work!

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    tfeldkamp87
    Participant

    You’re doing really great! So many good tips

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    Dianne Adkins
    Moderator

    Keep it up. I hope my tips helped!

    #10021 Reply

    Hexensohn
    Participant

    Thank you all for your feedback! Diane, I’ll have to try to work on the wave motion with just the wrist, but the movement of the whole arm does seem easier for me. Thanks for your help!

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