There are a few things to know about the violin before you start learning vibrato. Take this short quiz to see if you're ready.
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Question 1 of 6
Let's start out with an easy question: How long have you been playing the violin?
Less than 6 months
6 months - 1 year
Question 2 of 6
Do you know all the notes in first position? Like, can you play a two-octave G Major Scale?
Um, what's a G Major Scale?
Question 3 of 6
Having good bow control and being able to play nice long notes is very important before starting vibrato. So, rate how you feel about playing long, beautiful notes. (Be honest, but don't be too hard on yourself here!)
1 - I'm still new to learning. How do you do a long bow?
2 - I much prefer to play in the center of the bow and avoid the tip and frog
3 - I'm still kinda getting the hang of it but pretty comfortable using my whole bow.
4 - Frog to Tip is the only way I practice my scales. Bring on the long notes!
5 - Yes of course I can play long bows! I'm now putting 128 notes in my bow with Schradieck exercises! Duh.
Question 4 of 6
Easy question: Has your teacher ever taught you vibrato?
Sorta, but I'm still struggling
Question 5 of 6
If you've learned vibrato in the past, what has been your main struggle?
I haven't learned vibrato yet
My fingers just don't wiggle properly
I can't get my vibrato past sounding like a dying cat...or an ambulance. Whatever you want to call it.
Actually getting it fast enough to sound beautiful!
I have no struggles. My vibrato is perfect thank you.
Question 6 of 6
Aaaaand final question: Do you think you're ready to learn vibrato??
I'm not sure, but I really want to!