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Vibrato with first finger

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 4:52 am
by Luan
Hi!!
Well, i'm developing my vibrato, and I had some difficult when I try to do it with the first finger.
I saw that petrucci does a movement that I can't figure out, and I saw zakk doing the same.
Could you explain to me?

Thanks!

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 8:59 am
by JBeCeDe
my vibrato technic is the same with every finger

maybe i am gonna check out my dream theater dvd´s later to see how petrucci does it

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2006 6:48 pm
by VintageVOX
theres lots of ways to do vibrato but i really dont feel like typin it all out. but heres a thing Steve Vai did on vibrato http://www.vai.com/LittleBlackDots/84/vibrato.html

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:13 pm
by Luan
I already readed vai's article, but it doesn't speak about first finger, wich is a little different technique

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:24 pm
by RAI
Luan wrote:I already read Vai's article, but it doesn't speak about first finger, which is a little different technique
Why is it different?

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:19 am
by VintageVOX
i call the first finger vibrato hand vibrato and i call the other kind finger vibrato.
doing vibrato with your first finger you use your whole hand and with all the other fingers i use just that finger to vibrato the note.
it's kinda hard to explain over this but i can make a short video on it later if you want.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:14 pm
by Luan
With the 2, 3 and 4 finger you use at least 2 fingers, but with just one finger you need to do a different movement, I saw that, but I can't make it sound good as the others.

Posted: Wed Jul 12, 2006 6:16 am
by VintageVOX
Luan wrote:With the 2, 3 and 4 finger you use at least 2 fingers, but with just one finger you need to do a different movement, I saw that, but I can't make it sound good as the others.
mine sounds way better then the other fingers

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:50 pm
by the_grod
lol yea petrucci is awesome...hes got an awesome vibrato...

Posted: Sat Jul 29, 2006 9:39 pm
by KillerArtist
Like Satch says, "its all in the wrist".

Really its all in the wrist.

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:35 pm
by the_grod
I dont know about satch's vibrato though....vai i can understand....

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:57 pm
by KillerArtist
the_grod wrote:I dont know about satch's vibrato though....vai i can understand....
What do you mean "understand"? That you perfer it over Satchs? :?

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 12:41 pm
by Rob A
Personally, I find 1st finger vibrato easiest. I've got more or a BB King "twisting the doorknob" style. I find it harder on 2 and i'm still struggling on 3. Don't ask about the pinky. :oops:

Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:13 pm
by RAI
What about the pinky....?

(sorry, just had to...)

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