Narrow, fast vibrato
I am having problems with my vibrato. It sometimes seems to be a combination of arm and wrist and also wide..I would like to develop a narrower, faster and more intense vibrato. I like Sergey Khachatryan's vibrato. I would appreciate any tips on that.
Thank you a lot,
Buri, thank you for pointing out Daniel Kurganov's excellent Youtube videos on vibrato! I never saw them before--I am sure they will be a great help for me!
Thank you very much!
your welcome. i think we tend to spend huge amounts of time talking about the mechanism of vibrato and often miss even considering the fundamental reason for its existence. we are frequently told that all the art lies in the bow arm and the vibrato is merely for decoration. i think this a Very shallow way of looking at the issue. For me, the vibrato works in tandem with the bow In expressing a mood, feeling, or musical idea. So trying to play scales with long notes and practicing differeht moods by varying the vibrato is a huge step forward. however when it comes to practice, I think a lot of violinists neglect the next step which is a huge aspect of artistry. That is, we should think about what we are trying to express and practice finding the right vibratorFor a particular note. In other words a huge amount of effort should be expended on trying different kinds of vibrator during practice which incidentally should be exactly the same as performance. As near as possible. Ha ha
Varying our vibrato speed and width is a life long endeavor :) Here is a playlist of vibrato exercises and tips I created for my violin studio, with 9 videos. They are addressing different issues and intentions for vibrato. See if there is something there that helps you:
I'm a retired amateur, it's been decades since I took lessons, I've never given lessons, and I'm not well familiar with the many, many references to this topic (like the great ones from everyone above). So.....take the following tip for what it's worth.
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