I'm a bit confused with this. According to my teacher I have a pretty good vibrato (combined arm/wrist) for my stage and I am able to change its speed and its width according to the mood and note. However, I am confused with the call for continuous vibrato - I read that Paganini did it and Kresler too and there seems to be a suggestion that all modern violinists do.
What happens if you are doing CV and you go from a long languid note with slow wide vibrato to a series of short ones - do you suddenly speed and shorten the vibrato or maintain the same pulse, in effect giving each note a vibrato fraction?
In my own playing though I find that some notes sound better without it and some going from no vibrato (not even subtle) to strong wide, it seems to be the most powerful tool (more than volume) for dynamic range so why not permit its full range?
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