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steve25
post Jul 15 2008, 04:23 PM
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I was just wondering whether you guys thought it was totally necessary to use your wrist with every type of vibrato that you do? I only use my wrist now and then usually on the higher frets when i'm using like 3 fingers to do bigger bends and stuff but other than that i mainly just use my finger muscles.

I noticed that people like Marcus use the wrist all the time. I had a look at how he was doing vibrato on the first lead of the nocturnal vision lesson and the first note on the G string he was using his wrist a lot. I also noticed that guys like Zakk Wylde do the same but i just can't seem to be able to do that. Or at least i can do it a bit but its hellishly slow, i can do it fine using my fingers but i just wondered if this is considered bad practice for whatever reason
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post Jul 15 2008, 10:01 PM
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I see what you mean now, with a little messing around i noticed that especially on the lower frets (around 5th) i have to stretch my arm out away from my body so that my wrist and fingers are straight, is this normal? That way it seems to move. However i also notice that the more fingers you put on the harder it is to do this, with just one fingers its ok but i can't do it very fast at all, any excersises i could try?
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- steve25   Wrist With Vibrato   Jul 15 2008, 04:23 PM
- - jacmoe   Use your ears! How you do it doesn't mat...   Jul 15 2008, 04:45 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Using the wrist is a must for a nice natural, wide...   Jul 15 2008, 05:28 PM
- - steve25   I'm not sure about how i'm meant to be mov...   Jul 15 2008, 05:46 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   Go for the wrist as often as possible, with finger...   Jul 15 2008, 05:48 PM
|- - Scott Gentzen   QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 15 2008, 12:48...   Jul 15 2008, 07:56 PM
- - steve25   Ok well i will practice it but i don't know wh...   Jul 15 2008, 06:09 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 15 2008, 11:01 PM) I...   Jul 15 2008, 11:01 PM
|- - steve25   QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 15 2008, 11:01...   Jul 15 2008, 11:06 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 16 2008, 12:06 AM) S...   Jul 15 2008, 11:09 PM
|- - steve25   QUOTE (Muris Varajic @ Jul 15 2008, 11:09...   Jul 15 2008, 11:14 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 16 2008, 12:14 AM) B...   Jul 15 2008, 11:20 PM
- - Déjà vu   I am still trying to perfect my vibrato... But, yo...   Jul 15 2008, 11:18 PM
- - steve25   Yeah i'll try using just wrist from now on, go...   Jul 15 2008, 11:22 PM
|- - Muris Varajic   QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 16 2008, 12:22 AM) Y...   Jul 15 2008, 11:32 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (steve25 @ Jul 16 2008, 12:22 AM) d...   Jul 16 2008, 07:39 AM
- - Oxac   there's a nice video on Youtube where Jani Lii...   Jul 16 2008, 11:19 AM
|- - steve25   QUOTE (Oxac @ Jul 16 2008, 11:19 AM) ther...   Jul 16 2008, 12:18 PM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Muris is right, just practice a lot of bends and v...   Jul 16 2008, 03:09 PM
- - steve25   Hmm it doesn't seem so bad after all, i'm ...   Jul 18 2008, 12:27 AM
- - Ivan Milenkovic   Sorry man my english is not great I meant keep ...   Jul 18 2008, 04:39 PM
- - Oxac   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4sg-nzKFIQ...featu...   Jul 19 2008, 11:50 PM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Oxac @ Jul 20 2008, 12:50 AM) http...   Jul 20 2008, 08:11 AM
- - Oxac   yea, that's exactly what I mean. His vibrato h...   Jul 20 2008, 10:51 AM
|- - Marcus Lavendell   QUOTE (Oxac @ Jul 20 2008, 11:51 AM) yea,...   Jul 22 2008, 11:22 AM
|- - Oxac   QUOTE (Marcus Lavendell @ Jul 22 2008, 12...   Jul 22 2008, 03:18 PM
- - jdriver   Well, now I know why my attempts at vibrato look l...   Jul 22 2008, 03:01 AM
- - Daniel Robinson   Vibrato is just one of those things that is prefer...   Jul 22 2008, 05:36 PM


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