You certainly have great control over your vibrato (as we could hear in the collab as well!)
I have been working some on this kind of circular vibrato - I find it extremely cool. I am not quite there yet, but I have found that just a little practice with this vibrato improved my normal vibrato. So I would recommend this lesson to everybody!
Very good lesson about vibrato! This very important stuff!
Thanks a lot guys... I'm glad people value vibrato as well as the more flashy stuff :-)
Great demonstration of good vibrato technique!
yeah, very important stuff here. thanks man!
Vibrato is one of the most unique characteristics of the electric guitar, so this lesson is quite important
super important topic ben, the vibrato is why the electric guitar sounds so "soulful"
Great vibrato lesson. It reminds me a bit of Vai's
Wow, great work on the vibrato! You have amazing sustain too!
lovely.. I was also trying this on my own and could do with my first finger.. now I know how to do with other fingers too. nah.. not asking another vibrator question.. hehe. Very nice lesson Ben!
Thanks for your great comments guys ! Oh, Maharzan.. I was looking forward to another of your vibrator questions... ;-) !!!
Excellent Ben! This is so cool man! great lesson.
Excellent lesson so concise and important stuff
I will work on both of Your vibrato lessons soon Ben! They sound and look like ones that are both intensive training and also enjoyable to hear and play. Also Your topic on the forum made me order the Zen Guitar book, now I can't wait for it to be shipped:) Rock on!
Thanks Jonathan, Gerardo and Marek. Marek, that's excellent.... I hope you enjoy the book as much as I do !
Freaking great vibrato!
Excellent lesson, Ben! Your phrasing skills are really great!
Thanks guys...! :-)
Very interesting way to do vibrato, sounds great
its amazing to see this lesson again, i love your expressive vibrato.
Fantastic series Ben! Ahh man, especially for a guy like me. Just right on sir!
Hi everybody. Welcome to the 2nd part of my Vibrato Odyssey.
This time, we're looking at a technique that I call 'circle' vibrato. It's quite difficult to describe with just words, but you may have noticed Steve Vai using a type of vibrato where his fingers make a circular motion on the strings... instead of the normal 'up and down' vibrato from the wrist ( the type that Paul Gilbert, Yngwie, Zakk Wylde etc are so good at.)
In the second video, I explain how to achieve this. It may seem quite alien at first but, with practice, it will seem as natural as anything else you do on the guitar. It may not be as fast or wide as regular vibrato... but it is just as effective and adds more variety and control to your repetoire, especially in slow passages where you need to sustain notes.
It's almost a combination of regular and classical vibrato. As with anything new, please please please start slowly and don't rush ahead. Give your brain chance to understand the movements involved and sooner or later, your hands will take over and you won't have to think about it anymore !
Have fun with this one and don't hesitate to ask if you have any further questions.
A Aeolian Mode.