Lesson 15.5 – Introduction to Vibrato

Vibrato is a technique that causes a fluctuation in pitch around a root note. To accomplish a
vibrato effect, simply push and pull a fretted string up and down, over and over. Doing this in rapid succession creates an oscillating tone around the root note. Try vibratos in a variety of speeds and levels of bending, making sure you are being consistent and smooth.

Standard Notation

Vibratos are represented by squiggly lines placed above the staff or tab diagram. The degree
in which you oscillate the note is indicated by the thickness of the lines and the size of the
wave.

Internet Notation

Internet tablature will usually depict vibratos in two ways; one is to use the “~~~~”, the
other is to use a “v”. They will either be placed after the note or on top of the tabs

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Lesson 15.5 – Introduction to Vibrato

Vibrato is a technique that causes a fluctuation in pitch around a root note. To accomplish a
vibrato effect, simply push and pull a fretted string up and down, over and over. Doing this in rapid succession creates an oscillating tone around the root note. Try vibratos in a variety of speeds and levels of bending, making sure you are being consistent and smooth.

Standard Notation

Vibratos are represented by squiggly lines placed above the staff or tab diagram. The degree
in which you oscillate the note is indicated by the thickness of the lines and the size of the
wave.

Internet Notation

Internet tablature will usually depict vibratos in two ways; one is to use the “~~~~”, the
other is to use a “v”. They will either be placed after the note or on top of the tabs

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