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#41
Quote by J-E-M
Mephaphil, there's nothing wrong with using your fingers (knuckles) for vibrato. It's a bonified technique, albeit unorthodox, called the "squeeze" method. I use it quite a bit, mainly using it for fifth and octave shapes, where it's quite difficult to do vibrato using the wrist method, due to the thumb being placed behind in the middle of neck (classical technique). It also comes in handy when playing near the nut, where wrist vibrato is poor at overcoming the increased string resistance; and you can use it with the low E string - it cancels out the risk of riding the string over the edge of the fretboard if you choose to get wild. Wrist vibrato is the best method for most single note and double stop playing, but there will be times when the squeeze method would be better and easier to use, so don't abandon it, just know when to use it.

I also found this page - check it out.
http://www.stratoblogster.com/2008/10/basics-of-vibrato-technique-for-guitar_24.html


Thanks. I think that I'll stick to what Facecut and Freepower have advised me to do because it kinda makes sense to get the basic stuff down right. I will read the article though.

Thanks.
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#42
I think it's a good thing that you want to post this tomorrow, that way we can, as you said, tell you if you're on the right track. Good luck man, it's good to see that you're invested in making improvements in your playing!
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2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Marshall MG 250DFX
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#43
Quote by wyldelife
I think it's a good thing that you want to post this tomorrow, that way we can, as you said, tell you if you're on the right track. Good luck man, it's good to see that you're invested in making improvements in your playing!


Yea that's what I thought. Thanks.
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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#44
Ok, is this more like it the kind of thing I should be doing?

I chose a couple of licks to play through, first take kinda thing. I know there's some ghost notes but they'll disappear as I improve with the technique I guess.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psb5zQk4uPc
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#45
Hey Mephaphil, definitely an improvement! I look at it like this, as long as you keep improving you'll develop a sense of what you are looking for in terms of vibrato. For a lot of players, I would say try to hear in your head what you want your vibrato to sound like before you hit the note. A lot of players have been mentioned, and they are all good; but shoot for your vibrato to be consistent, and even. Here's a video I did a while back on bending and vibrato, it gives a few exercises I use daily.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oX6PCBFDOA
#46
Put some body into man...stand up and move your body and arm along with your your bending and it will show up in your sound.

Cause when your standing moving your shoulders and elbow moves the guitar, which shows up in the sound.
#47
Good work so far I think. Your best attempts on vibrato where at 0:08 and 0:30 imo. I didn´t like the ones where you start without vibrato and slowly increase it. For those you want less amplitude I think.
I noticed that you rarely chose to change note from a bent string without releasing it first. Do it more! Good example would be the lickin your second video of the first ones you posted.
#48
Ok cool. I'm just trying to give examples that show an improvement as opposed to licks that sound great.

I want you to be able to see me doing the technique and then tell me if I'm on the right track.

I'll keep practicing.
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Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


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Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#50
Thanks. While I know that it's definitely gonna take a while before I'm good at it, it's already more or less natural. I find myself using my wrist and not my fingers.

I think because I had to do that technique to get any kind of vibrato lower down the neck it's not like I've had to start from scratch,

Maybe I'll post an update in a month.
Quote by Shredwizard445
Go ahead and spend your money, I don't care. It won't make you sound better.


Quote by Shredwizard445
Sure upgrading your gear will make you sound better.


#51
Well, some months have gone by, how are you doing in regards to the practicing?
Gear:
2011 Fender American Standard Stratocaster
2012 Tanglewood TW170

Marshall MG 250DFX
Line 6 HD500
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