Written by Zlata Brouwer
Published: December 11, 2013 at 12:37 PM [UTC]
How to use vibrato in higher positions?
In high positions there are three differences versus normal vibrato:
the proportion vs the string length
the position of your hand
the freedom of movement
My tip is to use faster and smaller vibrato. Watch the video in which I explain why and demonstrate everything.
Is this video useful to you? Please let me know in the comments!
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It's mostly applicable for middle positions, but good to call out. I remember watching a video by Perlman where he recommends trying varying types of vibrato so that your music won't sound the same all the time.
Thanks for your compliment and your addition: you are absolutely right! Don’t use the same vibrato always, train yourself to be flexible.
I like the tipbook for violin and viola, I’ve got a copy in Dutch, it can be very useful.
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