I was wondering if you could possibly do an extensive lesson on how to do vibrato —– and in particular, how YOU actually do it! I am almost blind from watching youtube tutorials on how to do vibrato! :)……. and everyone seems to have a different approach as to how THEY teach it and use it.
I really don’t care about the “wrist vs arm vs finger vibrato” battle that goes on between violinists! All I want is to learn how YOU execute vibrato! You appear to have a very easy, almost un-noticeable vibrato, which is soft and light, and yet still adds some nice emotion to the line / end note. Your style is SO different to that of all the people I have seen so far. Two thumbs up!!
So, here I am on my knees —- Edelweiss petals everywhere —— pleading with you to please, please, PLEASE! …. for the love of Austria! …. will you please teach me how to do …. vibrato? Danke!
Haha nice hyperbole Scott… I will do that! I will call it “vibrato for old time fiddlers” and post the video here. For now, here is a spoiler: There is nothing like a perfectly executed vibrato to kill your farm cred. (This is the old-time version of “street cred.”) As a fiddler, you do NOT want to sound too trained. Sorry you violinists, but this means you have to do some “unlearning” in order to sound authentic as a fiddler. So get ready to slouch a bit, hit some off-pitch notes, and yes — slow down and tone down that vibrato! More to come…