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The technique I have used and the technique that is taught by guitar teacher Tom Hess is to break the technique down into 3 parts and practice each in isolation. These parts are: pitch, tempo and contour. Practicing pitch refers to consistently bending (vibrato is a slight bend) to a higher pitch and then back to the original pitch. Bending up a half step ...


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Since asking the question I have discovered an excellent series of tutorials on classical guitar vibrato technique by Douglas Niedt. Here is a link to the first video. One technique he describes (which I did not know was possible) is adding vibrato on open strings and harmonics by fretting the same note, maybe in a lower octave, on another string and ...


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Start by giving yourself the most advantage: Location on a string: Start with all your fingers fretting notes on the same string in the middle of the neck. The closer to the 12th fret you are, the more it is possible to move the note. String selection: Start with a string where you can get a good grip on the string (a wound string). I recommend the 4th ...


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You can always start to do vibrato exercises. Do your scales with vibrato. You can do them with the three main vibrato techniques. The cocking of the wrist movement. The vibrato in the left hand fingers bending the notes up and down and the vibrato in the left hand finger bending the notes right to left (Along the neck) Mastery is achieved when you can ...


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This vibrato is rolling the finger along the length of the string on a particular fret. Don't try to slide it. To do it effectively, the fingertip will move from back to front of the fret space. With the thumb tight on the back of the neck, it restricts movement, so it's best to free the thumb off. I tend to bring the thumb out level with the fingers quite ...



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