The Ultimate Guide To Vibrato

The Ultimate Guide To Vibrato

Add life and expression to your guitar solos by crafting a killer vibrato technique


The Ultimate Guide To Vibrato

Vibrato is one of the most important techniques in the blues.

Like bending, vibrato helps you to break out of the rigid structure of the fretboard. It allows you to target all of the microtones that exist between your frets.

This helps you to mimic the human voice, and gives your playing a beautiful and expressive sound.

In short, crafting a nuanced vibrato technique will quickly and effectively improve the quality of all of your lead playing

What you will learn:


In the first lesson, we will discuss what vibrato is, why it is important and the key ways in which it differs from bending


Moving on, we will look at the fundamentals of vibrato. We will cover the mechanics of the movement and some of the key mistakes guitarists make when practicing vibrato


Now that you have dialled in an effective vibrato technique,  you will learn how to alter that to create a different feel in your playing – from soft and mellow to biting and aggressive


When you add vibrato to your bends, you combine two very vocal and expressive ideas. This enhances the effect of each individual technique and will greatly improve the quality of your solos


Eric Clapton has a distinctive ‘floating’ vibrato technique which gives his playing a unique sound. Learn how to recreate the same technique in this lesson


B.B. King arguably has the most recognisable vibrato style in the blues. It is challenging to recreate but will help you to add a sweet and expressive feel to your playing. Learn how to do so here


Stevie Ray Vaughan’s playing is relentlessly powerful and intense, and his killer vibrato technique plays a key role in his style. Learn how you can craft the same aggressive vibrato style


Paul Kossoff’s distinctive vibrato influenced a whole range of blues guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa and Jared James Nichols. Learn how to recreate the same technique in this lesson


In the final lesson of this course, we will look at how you can use these ideas as a foundation on which you can craft your own unique vibrato tech

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