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GMC Forum _ PRACTICE ROOM _ Circular Vibrato

Posted by: Zephyr Nov 20 2007, 01:54 AM

I recently learning about this technique, apparently it's a cross between classical vibrato, pushing the string forward or backwards, and rock bending, bending the string up and down. Basically, you gently puch the string back and forth while you bend it up and down slightly. http://vai.com/LittleBlackDots/84/vibrato.html uses this often, For the Love of God is a good example.

Anyways, I just thought it was pretty interesting, it's incredibly difficult for me, though. unsure.gif
Anybody ever hear of this technique, or have any tips on mastering it?

Posted by: The Uncreator Nov 20 2007, 06:10 AM

i learned it by watching Steve Vai Live at Astoria over and over actually, i got pretty good at it, dont know if im doing it 100% right though, best thing to do is practice with your strongest fingers first, and then repeat your normal vibrato so you make sure the sound is different, the circular vibrato has a "Traveling" sound, if you know what i mean.

you know what, you should request a lesson on this wink.gif

Posted by: Zephyr Nov 20 2007, 06:44 AM

QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Nov 19 2007, 09:10 PM) *
i learned it by watching Steve Vai Live at Astoria over and over actually, i got pretty good at it, dont know if im doing it 100% right though, best thing to do is practice with your strongest fingers first, and then repeat your normal vibrato so you make sure the sound is different, the circular vibrato has a "Traveling" sound, if you know what i mean.

you know what, you should request a lesson on this wink.gif


Great idea, just posted a request! biggrin.gif

Maybe I should go out and get that DVD... I've been thinking about getting it anyways, how is it? What songs are on it?

Posted by: Muris Nov 20 2007, 09:58 AM

There isn't big difference is sound between regular and this "circular" vibrato,in my opinion.
This circular looks "cooler",that's for sure. wink.gif
You can get same sound with regular vibrato with adjusting right timing and volume of vibrato.

Posted by: mattacuk Nov 20 2007, 10:13 AM

I must admit, it does look awsome when Vai does it. But im working on Muris Varajic Vibrato myself wink.gif

Posted by: Milenkovic Ivan Nov 21 2007, 02:54 PM

Combination of different vibrato technique - flashy cool.gif

Posted by: Juan M. Valero Nov 21 2007, 03:08 PM

I tried to do the circular vibrato but it doesn't work for me, I prefer my "normal" vibrato, but circular looks cooler (as Muris sai)

IMO I can obtain the same sound with circular than with normal vibrato.

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