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Today i want to talk about ” Best and Different ways to use vibrato on electric guitar ” .
Definitely one of the most important techniques in the world of Electric guitar is Vibrato, and most of the times, i think , you can Recognize the level of a guitarist by the way they vibrate !
as Steve vie says :
Vibrato is what makes notes sing
it’s like the soul of a note , and the best use of vibrato of course!
Here are few numbers of different types of vibrato on electric guitar :
- Classical type
in this type of vibrato , you continually move your finger horizontal , you can do this on different speeds, and we can hear this one while Classical guitar players want to vibrate .
The final feeling is actually a bit flat and smooth !
Personally, I use this type of vibrato when i tend to create a pretty emotional , sweet feeling , and I want note to sound flat and smooth .
You can watch the related video a little further in the article .
- Up-down vibrato
it’s sort of “conventional” rock & roll vibrato , you just simply push the string up and down , slowly or rapidly .
Alongside making many feelings when vibrating this way, you can vibrate wildly ( like what zakk wylde Does 😀 ) !
But Sometimes in this vibrating style, we may lose control over the notes and go through false notes you didn’t mean to hear .
So be careful!
- Floating vibrato
This is a kind of “Up-down” vibrato subsets that Eric Clapton uses .
His entire forearm and finger are very free when vibrating , and it feels more natural to some players .
I love his Vibrato style !
- Down-up vibrato
This way is one of the most popular ones and personally i use it most of the time .
It contains a lot of subsets and is used by many great guitarist by their own way !
Like the famous BB King vibrato
- Hang loose / B.B king vibrato
I took this name from Mike’s video from “The art of guitar“ website. I’ll also place his video below .
Hang loose vibrato is one of the greatest vintage vibrato styles ever !
It’s like constantly going down and up a quarter of a circle .
quarter of a circle! you know it right??? 😀
Such poetic notes come out when the name of this type of vibrato is called…
- Circular vibrato
this type of vibrato is actually the mixture between several different ways of vibrating .
I personally love this kind of vibrato but nowadays I can’t vibrate this way :/
I believe in this style,sometimes, Frequency control makes much more attractive outcomes rather than others with random movements .
But the only issue with this one , is that we cannot do it on High E and some times even B string .
We shouldn’t forget that utilizing any of these Vibrato styles is related to the situation of notes and the feeling of our song .
In this video, you can see how hang loose vibrato , floating Vibrato and circular vibrato work !
- Whammy bar vibrato
The sound material of this type of vibrato is different from the others and is done with whammy bar .
When you push or pull the Whammy bar, you’ll notice the Difference that I’m talking about .
Guys, you can also check out this website: https://beginnerguitarhq.com/how-to-use-a-vibrato-bar/
To read their complete article about whammy bar .
Again as Steve vie says:
the Vibrato bar adds a whole insanity to the solo !
Watch the Video below 🙂
- Between bar and finger
So some times we want to make difference , and it can be happened by combining Whammy bar style with Finger vibrato
In the video below, you can hear and learn Whammy Bar Vibrato , The classic Vibrato , Circular Vibrato and eventually the combination of them .
check this out 🙂
Finally I have to mention that Fingers play an important role while choosing vibrating style during a solo or any other situation .
And where the notes are and how you feel at the moment…
Here was our first article about some Best and Different ways to use vibrato on electric guitar
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