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jellz77
post Mar 30 2008, 03:47 AM
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ok here's the problem...my vibrato on eadgb strings are good...high e is not there...bend vibrato is not there either. i'm having a lot of difficulty developing good technique...i've been practicing and have not seen any improvement...and suggestions...also i have small fingers so i'm wondering if this can lead to a problem as well
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post Mar 30 2008, 03:51 AM
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Small finger isnt a problem at all. Good vibrato requires high finger strength. You may need time to develop that. Try some other lesson other than just focusing on learning vibrato. You may find a few months later, all your vibrato problem that you currently have is gone. happy.gif happy.gif
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post Mar 30 2008, 03:53 AM
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QUOTE (jellz77 @ Mar 30 2008, 03:47 AM) *
ok here's the problem...my vibrato on eadgb strings are good...high e is not there...bend vibrato is not there either. i'm having a lot of difficulty developing good technique...i've been practicing and have not seen any improvement...and suggestions...also i have small fingers so i'm wondering if this can lead to a problem as well


I had trouble with my high E string vibrato for a while..

Remember vibrato is just small bends repeated over and over. So just do a bend but only a 1/8 - 3/8ths of a step bend. So only small amount. And remember with vibrato.. if it sounds good to your ear - Than it is good.

Just give it some time, no need to rush it and develop bad habits.

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post Mar 30 2008, 03:54 AM
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i've been playing for about 10 years and never thought to approach this technique. my fingers are very strong but i notice when i'm bending i'm getting other string interference as well....also when i perform vibrato on other strings i'm bending my wrist down (bad technique probably)...
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post Mar 30 2008, 03:56 AM
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I don't think its bad technique.. I mean, upload a clip of you doing it.. and the ears can be the judge.

Other strings will get in the way when you bend.. No way around that really. If you find its to hard to bend in tune, just switch to a lower string gauge.


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post Mar 30 2008, 03:57 AM
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Check out the GMC vibrato lesson..If you could post a short video clip that would be great because I can't really picture it. We are all willing to help ya. Stay tuned
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post Mar 30 2008, 04:03 AM
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Here,

Check out video number one. He goes into a nice explination. Learn the solo too, its pretty sick..

https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/solo-guit...ibrato-lesson3/


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post Mar 30 2008, 04:40 AM
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QUOTE (SensE @ Mar 29 2008, 09:51 PM) *
Small finger isnt a problem at all. Good vibrato requires high finger strength. You may need time to develop that. Try some other lesson other than just focusing on learning vibrato. You may find a few months later, all your vibrato problem that you currently have is gone. happy.gif happy.gif


i do it differently from everyone else here. totally. maybe everyone else on earth. I will upload a youtube sometime.

I see you are from Wichita.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RdcA4UL-iE
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post Mar 30 2008, 05:27 AM
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Vibrato is a very personal touch that a guitar player uses. It sets them apart from everyone else because no two are completely alike.


I would say just to keep experimenting with your vibrato find something that is comfortable for you that is pleasing to your ear.

Its rather strange in fact that this topic has come up. Having video taped myself playing close up i never realized that my vibrato is circular and nobody i play with ever told me. I like to use a combination of shaking the guitar and wiggling my finger. But the way i shake the guitar makes the pattern go in a circular way. Which is something i never noticed before. From my eye down perspective it looks like just back and forth. Watching it from an outside view its very perceptible that its circular.

So as others above me have said just keep working on it. It will come to you in time. The most important thing is that your trying instead of ignoring it. Vibrato sets you apart from all other guitar players. Emulating someone is great, but no two guitarists ever play the same lick exactly the same way. Its those little nuiances that make you unique.

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post Mar 30 2008, 06:58 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Mar 29 2008, 10:40 PM) *
i do it differently from everyone else here. totally. maybe everyone else on earth. I will upload a youtube sometime.

I see you are from Wichita.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RdcA4UL-iE


YeS I am. I 'm sure you are a KU freak. Haha. Nice to meet you
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post Mar 30 2008, 08:28 AM
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I see there's some great advises here already.
Another thing you could try though, is to use a lighter string gauge on the high E string (.008 for example). That makes it more effortless to bend it.


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Nick Kellie
post Mar 30 2008, 09:40 AM
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vibrato and bends should not come from the fingers directly - they should be locked solid - the movement comes from the wrist... you could damage the fingers and strain them otherwise.
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Also try to use your ears, my Vibrato seems to develop when im listening to what im doing smile.gif You should have a bash at marcus's fabulous vibrato lesson if you can ! It will give you plenty of ideas of your own wink.gif


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post Mar 30 2008, 10:50 AM
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QUOTE (Nick Kellie @ Mar 30 2008, 09:40 AM) *
vibrato and bends should not come from the fingers directly - they should be locked solid - the movement comes from the wrist... you could damage the fingers and strain them otherwise.
nick


I agree, the fingers are not involved directly in creating hte vibrato. The whole hand is involved, specially the wrist. Put some lighter gauge strings and practice, and practice all your fingers equally. Remember you must practice every finger on every fret on the fretboard.


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