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When I first started working on lead guitar, I spent a lot of time just listening to famous players phrasing and vibrato. I knew that an important part of playing lead was developing a "voice" for my guitar, that stood out, was pleasing, and sounded natural. One of the attributes of vocalists who's style I like is a more relaxed vibrato. Some singers have ...


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Since the recorder is a type of flute that doesn't have an embouchure which affects pitch, all you have control over is the speed of the airstream. As a result, recorder vibrato is executed by adding pulses to the airstream at a regular interval. Since the airstream should be driven by the diaphragm, we call this diaphragmatic vibrato. Locate your ...


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All of the brass teachers I know (including myself) teach the jaw method. I find it preferable to the other two methods because: Diaphragmatic vibrato is going to disturb your support and airstream. Moving the fingers back and forth is just smushing the mouthpiece against your face, which runs the risk of fatiguing your embouchure earlier or letting air ...


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To me, Vibrato is divided into 2 parts: Physical Phrasing PHYSICAL Beginners usually get shown techniques where the string is moved laterally across the strings or in the same direction as the strings. What I end up seeing is a student who is confused as to what their hand and finger(s) are actually meant to do to the string to produce the desired ...


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Vocal style I think the confusion here is that there are many different kinds of vibrato, with playing techniques that differ from instrument to instrument and a style and nature that relates both to the instrument and the style of music you are playing. In general, the "classical voice" has a wide unconstrained vibrato, while the "jazz/pop" voice has a ...


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You can learn to control your vibrato with study with a professional voice teacher. You need feedback from a professional who can analyze what you are doing and help you control it. I'm 49 years old, and my voice seems to be much like yours. I've always had a lot of natural vibrato. I sang in choirs all my teen years. I went to music school and got a ...


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From a personal perspective, my vibrato started coming out after learning good breath support from the diaghram. If I kept my throat relaxed and held a note in a comfortable area of my voice range, the vibrato would kick in. It almost felt like hitting a sweet spot - a balance between diaghram control and vocal chord control. Once I could evoke it ...


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I think you're definitely magnifying the problem beyond it's perceptibility, vibrato is generally much too fast for the instantaneous difference to be heard at all. In fact, it's generally much easier to be in tune with vibrato than without. The natural fuzziness of a vibrated pitch generally makes it blend more pleasingly and there's nothing more difficult ...


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There is indeed! (at 1m46s) I don't believe they're widely manufactured though, not from what I could find


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Vibrato is your friend. All singers, in any style of music, could benefit from learning to use a little vibrato because singing with vibrato is less fatiguing on the voice than singing with nothing but a "straight tone". When singers suffer vocal damage, it's often because they have sung for years with no vibrato and don't know how to use vibrato and control ...


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Vibrato is more or less a natural phenomenon once you are singing with nice support and a relaxed larynx. It's absurd that you would have to learn it at some given age: it more or less comes with a well-tended voice at whatever age. Vibrato can be produced somewhat artificially by conscious breath and throat actions but that is rarely convincing and often ...


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Well, I don't think the first claim is true. I didn't know how to do vibrato until I was 19. I'm 23 now and I'm still improving it. And I have a very low pitch voice. My dad learned how to do vibrato only in his 50s. But, I don't really know how I really learned it. I was experimenting with my voice one day, and it got easier the more I played with it. It's ...


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Good question and an important one --rather than offering my own personal views I suggest that one start by listening widely to other players, and not only bassoon players. For example, the fluctuation in pitch that is so characteristic of vibrato on the cello or violin may not be as attractive on the bassoon ---listen to terrific players and start to form ...


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Some of the Bigsby vibs will do the job.Particularly those designed for semis. They may be kinder to an acoustic guitar because they attach to the part of the guitar where the knob is for the strap, rather than on the belly itself. Watching the above video, it was difficult to tell whether the soundboard was being moved as the arm worked, or whether it was ...


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I do not believe there is a universal answer. 1) It depends on what instrument you are playing. 2) It depends on the style of music you are playing on that instrument, and its time in music history. Certain styles of music at certain points in history used vibrato in a certain way, and others differently. In some styles of musical performance, vibrato is ...


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Not an expert on this, but I think part of the answer would be deciding first what kind of effect are you trying to achieve with the vibrato. I'm a classical and fingerstyle guitarist, and I use different types of vibrato depending on the context of the music and musical effect that I need. Delaying the vibrato after the attack has the effect of "swelling" ...


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I have told many of my friends and colleagues this technique to help you understand where vibrato comes from. A good example is to imagine vibrato to be laughter. Eg: Ha. ha. ha. ha. The "haha's" is actually a broken vibrato. A vibrato that is not connected or wavy. Once you understand this, you can begin working on trying to connect each 'ha ha' with a ...


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It's relatively rare, to be sure - you are listening carefully enough to have noticed, which is a great thing! So keep listening - notice how opera singers sing all the time with vibrato, but classical boy sopranos your age usually sing without it, while some classical adult singers (only those performing ancient and baroque music), sing without vibrato but ...


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Though I defer to NReilingh as a practicing brass instructor, as a current singer and former low brass player, I disagree that diaphragmatic vibrato is a no-no. Every human with a set of lungs and a diaphragm will produce a small amount of natural tremelo in their airstream when sustaining a controlled exhale, such as to sing or to play. This usually ...


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Practice. I know it's a dumb answer but this is one of several guitar techniques where you can seemingly try the same thing again and again with no result and then, presto! vibrato! The reason why is that you build hand strength and once you reach a certain point, you are able to blend your dexterity and strength to put a vibrato where you want it. Pick a ...



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