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post Feb 12 2017, 10:07 PM
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Original lesson: Ben's Vibrato Odyssey 1 by Ben Higgins

I`ve finally realized my vibrato need some serious work, so this series should be perfect for me. After ten years of playing, I`ve almost never tried classical vibrato, so this was more challenging to get than I thought. some delay added post. Sorry for the lights. My room was too dark, so I tried getting the guitar lit up at least.

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post Feb 15 2017, 02:22 PM
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Hi friend,

Working on vibrato is a great move! It's an essential technique for a guitarist and one of the more expressive ones.

I think that this is a good first entry for this lesson. That kind of vibrato is not very commonly used in electric guitar but it sounds great. You are doing it well by now, the vibration is happening but you need to continue working if you want to make it sounds as deep and expressive as it sounds in the original lesson. There is some more room to make it sounds wider, but what is more important it the rhythm of the vibration which is different, not regular and not completely related to the backings's groove.

I know that this is not easy and that you'll need more time, but the good news are that you are on the way. Keep on the hard work!

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post Feb 16 2017, 01:20 PM
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First - I also agree this lesson is a good choice as it forces you use your arm and shoulder when doing vibrato. I think that's essential to getting a good , deep and controlled vibrato.

I agree with Gab, try to follow Ben's phrasing and don't do any vibrato at all in the beginning of the notes and then come in rhythmically (you can think of 8th and 16th notes as a starting point).

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post Feb 18 2017, 02:54 PM
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Hey there!

As Gabriel said - classical vibrato is a rarely used technique on electric guitar though there's nothing wrong to apply it to our playing. It has a specific, soft affect on the note and it's very "safe" pitch-wise. Your vibrato is a little square at the moment, but I'm sure once you'll dig it, it will get it's smoothness.

As has been mentioned - rhythm and depth management of vibrato are critical to perform it nicely. To to speed it up thorugh all length of vibrated note. You can start from a straight, "unvibrated" note and slowly start to increase the vibration.

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