vibrato help yet again!
I do a slow vibrato where my elbow moves in and out as does my wrist. The lady below has the more usual - her elbow is still, the wrist stays in line with the arm. Tips on how to learn it please? Thanks.
I we put the elbow on a table to immobilise it, the violin will go up & down a little if we try an arm vibrato. Without the table, the elbow can move slightly in the direction of the vibrato, and even left to right if we initiate the motion from the shoulder.
Thanks, that may get it. At first though my wrist keeps trying to move. The trick is learning not to 'break' it?
Maybe learn wrist vibrato instead?
Thanks. I think it's a matter of speed. To get the speed of vibrato in the vid seems to require no wrist 'breaking in'.
We may stiffen wrist or elbow movements in a rapid vibrato, but only just enough. Maybe think of fluttering like a bird rather than shaking someone by the neck?!
Thanks. I'm attempting to do the rapid one without the chin on the chinrest. Can anyone do that? Anyone want to try? Thanks again.
I have never seen such an exploit!
Henriette's remarks mirror the way I was taught vibrato 70 years ago - especially the part about doing it without a bow. The process took me about an entire month before I sounded like a vibrato - but then I had it. It further improved about 20 years later when I started to use a shoulder rest.
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