Question regarding vibrato
So I have been playing the violin for two years and and I just started learned vibrato. I have a list of exercises. However, I am confused regarding one thing. When doing wrist vibrato, do you move your wrists back and fourth and just keep that first joint of the fingers loose and let it move passively along the wrist's movement. Or do you move both the wrist and the first joint actively simultaneously. I might be overthinking it, but I hope I can get something to clear this confusion.
Thank you :)
I believe it is the action of the wrist/arm. The joints in the finger and wrist should be loose and relaxed
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The motion is the same as knocking on a door (quietly, not banging with your whole arm.) It is best to do the beginning hand vibrato in 3rd or 4th position with the wrist contacting the upper bout of the violin. The motion is also similar to waving goodby (but not the way the Queen of England does it.)