I've been practising vibrato with...some difficulty over the holidays. My teacher told me that I should be capable of doing a vibrato a semi-tone down from the true note (ie: if I was doing a vibrato on a D, I should be able to go as low as a C# in my vibrato). I find I can only get a bit more than a quarter-tone at best (at an incredibly slow tempo). I've been practising every which way to try to get up to a semi-tone but I just can't no matter what I try. Is a semi-tone really possible? And more generally, how wide a vibrato should one be capable of for performance purposes?
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