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Purity practice: find the phrase by losing your vibrato (VIDEO)

Vibrato is a good thing. I like it before shifts, after shifts, during tremolo, on pizzicati, over open strings, and even (gasp!) in baroque music! But vibrato, if left unchecked, tends to take over your brain. You won’t realize it at first. But once your left hand gains enough mental real estate, your right hand wonders why it …

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Effortless vibrato

Violin vibrato: how to make it flexible and effortless

Of all string techniques, violin vibrato is the most misunderstood. In fact, I feel sorry for him: sometimes people talk about him like he’s the most important guy in the room: “You’re the fingerprint of the sound! You’re what keeps me coming back for more!” Then a minute later, he’s an unwelcome bore: “Everyone vibrates everything these …

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