I am having a mental block on vibrato technique…throat vibrato. I can’t seem to get a consistent practice in and see improvement. I’m trying “back ward” cough, and reverse “machine gun” and working it slow with a metronome, but after a couple of weeks, I don’t seem to be getting anywhere. Thoughts ?
Thanks Mitch…I’ll go “off metronome” for a week or so & see…I feel like I will “know it” when it starts to kick in…just been a frustrating few months with no real feel for the sound & feel in back of the throat !..
I was scrolling down through the forum topics and ran across this one. I was excited because I had just posted one about a helpful hint for vibrato. Then I had a great laugh because I actually titled it “metronome help with vibrato”… 😀 LOL Life can be so hilarious sometimes!
I am really glad that it happened this way though, because I think that the metronome has been like training wheels for me and has been a great help. Going really slow and methodically and then speeding up, I feel has helped me to build up and become used to using those throat muscles. And although I have gotten a lot better with the technique it still sounds very regimented and mechanical. It is not that beautiful flow that happens when you play. So I will take off the training wheels now and ride the bike! woohooo!
So I guess for me that it is a yes and a yes when it comes to the metronome. I am thankful that I saw this and thanks for your emphasis on the Natural tempo and letting it flow, Mitch. That is just what I needed to hear. Good luck to you Curry!