#1
I've realised that my vibrato, while decent on an 'unbent' note, sounds poor when I'm at the top of a bend. Any tips?

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#4
I have a problem with this too. Can't think of a better solution than to increase finger strength...
I'm interested in some technical tips on this if anyone has any...
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#5
don't try to vibrato too fast, start slow. keep in mind the pitch you want to reach at the top. a lot of guitarists use their entire arm for creating the vibrato. give that a try.
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don't try to vibrato too fast, start slow. keep in mind the pitch you want to reach at the top. a lot of guitarists use their entire arm for creating the vibrato. give that a try.

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#8
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lol don't worry there's nothing wrong with that. It typically creats a harsher and stronger vibrato actually. I personally can't do it that well unless i'm adding vibrato to a bent string... otherwise i only use my fingers and hand if it's an unbent note.
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#10
I had this problem too. What I found I was doing wrong was relaxing the pressure on the string as I bent it up. Since this takes most of the vibration out of that string, my virbrato was close to nonexistant in bends. After realizing this and making an effort to keep the pressure on, as it were, all fixed now .

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#11
Yeah, had the same problem. I found that if you go over the bend pitch when doing the vibrato it sounds really horrible, so when your at full bend go down a tiny bit, then up the where you were before.
#12
Thanks for the advice. It seems that most people had this problem at some stage.

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#13
Try not to bend your fingers, but, as said, move your wrist or arm. Takes ages to master, but I think it's the most important technique there is for guitar.
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#14
With vibrato on a bend, it's vital that you oscillate between the correct pitch and slightly flat. If your go sharp it will just sound like an apple fart.
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#15
Well what kind of vibrato you talking about? Cause there are two types of vibrato. Rock and classical.
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With vibrato on a bend, it's vital that you oscillate between the correct pitch and slightly flat. If your go sharp it will just sound like an apple fart.


Well if you're doing it right it'll sound good no matter which way you go, but you're right it's a lot easier to go flat than sharp, it requires a lot less finger strength making it easier to hit the right pitches with more precision.
#17
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Well what kind of vibrato you talking about? Cause there are two types of vibrato. Rock and classical.


Classical vibrato while bending doesn't really work
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#18
Use your wrist. Make a sort of "doorknob" movement, while keeping your fingers firn on the string.
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