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Zlata Brouwer

Can it be Too Early to Start Learning Vibrato? Yes!

September 24, 2013 at 11:27 AM

It might be so tempting to start learning vibrato as soon as possible.

However... Did you know starting too early can ruin your technique?

Watch this video to find out what is a good moment to start learning vibrato.

Is this useful to you? Please let me know in the comments below!



PS: Do you have questions for me on violin or viola playing? Post a comment below or send an e-mail to

From Jim Hastings
Posted on September 25, 2013 at 12:02 AM
What you said parallels my experience in learning vibrato. Intonation was one of my strong suits from the first lessons. My first teacher felt that I was ready to begin 3rd position after about 3 months. She also felt that I was ready to begin vibrato around the same time. She was right on both counts. I took to position-playing and vibrato quite readily. I know many learners take longer -- often 1-2 years -- before starting. But for me, it worked.
From Zlata Brouwer
Posted on September 25, 2013 at 5:38 PM
Good to hear that!

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