In an article this week about a left-hand technique class taught by Kurt Sassmannshaus at the Starling-Delay symposium, the subject of arm vs. hand vibrato came up. Sassmannshaus was saying that, if a student develops a good arm vibrato, it can be hard to convince that student to also develop a wrist vibrato.
That made me curious! What percentage of people do exclusively either wrist or arm vibrato? And among those who do both, which kind of vibrato is most dominant? And just to describe them: In a wrist vibrato, the hand moves back and forth from the wrist. In an arm vibrato, the forearm moves from the elbow, and the wrist is not moving.
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