Vibratology (the Intense Study Of Vibratous Maximus)
Todd Simpson
Sep 17 2020, 08:31 PM
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Let's work on ADAMS VIBRATO mission here!

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Sep 17 2020, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 17 2020, 09:31 PM) *
Let's work on ADAMS VIBRATO mission here!

Thank you!

I'm not sure I understood your instructions right but it's all about practice and learning in here. smile.gif

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Sep 18 2020, 09:49 PM
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Yup that's it!! You got it smile.gif I'm very stoked to see you using different fingers for the vibrato and playing it more like a scale and just lifting your fingers rather than moving your entire hand. This is important because you may be playing a lick that requires vibrato in the middle of a scale run. Quick Licks 27 is a good example of using bends in the middle of a scale type lick. So being able to transition quickly between vibrato and scale fingering is crucial to be able to play licks like 27 that have vibrato somewhere in them.

Your technique is much improved here. I do notice that you are getting some string noise when you lift your picking hand off of the bridge to make the strike. You can mute with your fretting hand while it's also bending/doing vibrato by touching part of your first finger on the left hand to the strings to mute them. You can also mute with your picking hand by leaving it on the bridge after the pick strike and not lifting it all the way off the guitar. You are doing something very new to your fretting hand so your picking hand is trying to adapt.

I think you have the hang of it now. Try doing the entire lick for quick licks 27, which is just adding another string and doing the same thing again.

Nice!

QUOTE (Adam @ Sep 17 2020, 05:28 PM) *
Thank you!

I'm not sure I understood your instructions right but it's all about practice and learning in here. smile.gif


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Adam
Oct 10 2020, 12:03 AM
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QUOTE (Todd Simpson @ Sep 18 2020, 10:49 PM) *
Yup that's it!! You got it smile.gif I'm very stoked to see you using different fingers for the vibrato and playing it more like a scale and just lifting your fingers rather than moving your entire hand. This is important because you may be playing a lick that requires vibrato in the middle of a scale run. Quick Licks 27 is a good example of using bends in the middle of a scale type lick. So being able to transition quickly between vibrato and scale fingering is crucial to be able to play licks like 27 that have vibrato somewhere in them.

Your technique is much improved here. I do notice that you are getting some string noise when you lift your picking hand off of the bridge to make the strike. You can mute with your fretting hand while it's also bending/doing vibrato by touching part of your first finger on the left hand to the strings to mute them. You can also mute with your picking hand by leaving it on the bridge after the pick strike and not lifting it all the way off the guitar. You are doing something very new to your fretting hand so your picking hand is trying to adapt.

I think you have the hang of it now. Try doing the entire lick for quick licks 27, which is just adding another string and doing the same thing again.

Nice!


I tried pushing it a bit and reviewing what I think I've learnt about Marty Friedman style out of scale bending. It gets a bit easier but still feels odd with every day I practice.

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Todd Simpson
Oct 10 2020, 01:02 AM
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PROGRESS!! Sounding better and better all the time. I did notice one bad habit creeping in to your bending. When you are using the third finger for vibrato (great to see btw) your retracting the pinky. This is almost instinctual. However, like many instinctual bits, it's something that is worth fighting imho. some players do this and can't stop it. Others find a way around it. Retracting the pinky like that creates more tension on the left hand which can reduce your control of the note your applying vibrato to. Play that same scale but slow down a bit and try to focus on reducing tension on your fretting hand as much as possible. See if you can allow the pinky to remain more or less straight so that when you need it again, it doesn't have to extend before it finds a note. This is part of using "economy of motion" and always trying to keep the fingers at the ready and reduce recovery time between notes. I fall prey to this same instinct sometimes myself. Many players do.

One other thing, the middle finger on the fret hand. You don't have to use it during a vibrato based on the third finger, but it's always an option. Some people use three fingers at a time for bending/vibrato. Some only use two. It comes down to preference on this as either way will work. Some feel the middle finger just gets in the way. I only mention it to give you something to try here. It may help, but it's up to you smile.gif

Even in the drill we were working on, I go back and forth between sometimes retracting the pinky. I know it's not a great thing to do, and still find my hand doing it now and then. In the vid, sometimes my pinky is a bit straighter and sometimes a bit more retracted. In general, it's usually better if the pinky is left straight to allow it to hit the next note on the E string. smile.gif


In the following video, I show a bit better form/technique. I'm using the same type of two finger vibrato in the middle of a scale as we have been working on.


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I tried pushing it a bit and reviewing what I think I've learnt about Marty Friedman style out of scale bending. It gets a bit easier but still feels odd with every day I practice.


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