Vibrato Tips for Setting the Hands up Properly

Vibrato

About this Vibrato Lesson

One of the most critical parts of mastering violin vibrato is working on fundamentals that make sure you develop the hand motion properly.

I recommend developing a forearm vibrato, although it is also proper to create a wrist vibrato as shown in the video.

Some of the fundamentals that are very important to master are listed below:

  1. Having the hand high enough
  2. Using the tips of the fingers to place notes
  3. Development of slow, consistent waves
  4. Relaxed left and right hand

Many students tend to have the bad habit of reaching for notes on the fingerboard, which tenses up the hand. It is essential to avoid this bad habit before you start learning violin vibrato.

By going through the video, you should be on your way to developing a solid vibrato and make sure you are avoiding all the bad habits that make learning vibrato challenging.

Need More Help?

If you are interested in establishing solid technique on the violin, I highly recommend my Perfect Vibrato course which covers foundations of setting up the left hand, right hand and detailed steps on how to improve your sound.

This course covers how to improve vibrato, and also is an excellent four-week study of how to get rid of many bad habits you may have currently when playing the violin (learn more here).

It is appropriate for beginners as well as anyone under fifteen years of experience who wants to improve their sound.


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