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Taylor Williams
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Okay, so I am new to Violin Lab and have a question. I first picked up the violin about two years ago, and began taking lessons. I stopped lessons about half a year ago with college and work starting, yet still played almost daily. Anyway, My violin teacher showed me that this was the correct way to vibrato, but I think (from what I've seen elsewhere) that this is an incorrect vibrato (but maybe not). I've been working on vibrato for about a year and it still just hasn't clicked. I've tried the exercise videos on this website, but my first knuckles (the knuckles closest to the tip of the finger) don't want to cooperate and bend when vibrating. This may be due to my slight double-jointedness. If y'all could give me some feedback, I would greatly appreciate it.

Taylor Williams
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Posted: September 26, 2016
Last Comment: September 28, 2016
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Taylor Williams
Posted: September 28, 2016
Thank you so much Mrs. Blackerby! I appreciate you pointing out the bow issues, as I knew there were issues with the motion, but didn't know the solution. Repetition and regularity with vibrato and the bow are definitely what I need. Thank you again for the video!

Beth Blackerby
Posted: September 27, 2016
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Taylor Williams
Posted: September 27, 2016
Thank you Dianne! It is good for me to receive feedback on things like that since they are easy to overlook. Thanks again.

Dianne
Posted: September 26, 2016
I'm thinking that vibrato looks excellent. It is a fine wrist vibrato. The only thing I see is to perhaps build regularity into the vibrato using a metronome, so that it is even on each finger (if that is what you are trying to do in this exercise- some fingers were slower and some faster vibrato). Also, try to keep the vibrato going until the end of the note- it seemed to stop before you were finished playing some of  the notes. I think you have a very nice, working vibrato there. Congratulations!