Violin Tips: Improve Your Vibrato (How To Play The Violin Or Viola)


Violin Tips: Improve Your Vibrato (How To Play The Violin Or Viola)
Violin teacher and “Strings” magazine contributor Laurel Thomsen guides you through ways to produce warm vibrato tone. For more tips on violin technique, see our other “How to” videos on this channel and visit us at

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12 Comments

  1. My hand suddenly stiffed. after i had a very strong vibrato that it was overly strong. that i had to slow it down. it suddenly stiffed and slowed down. what shall i do? i have a solo performance in 6 days.

  2. I used to think my vibrato was very good, but now that i’ve watched this, I notice that it’s kinda uneven I dunno

  3. Thank you. This is one of about 4 videos that I watch to finally learn vibrato correctly. I had been using a technique adapted from guitar and learned it was totally wrong. After one month, I have down the “siren” sound and am at the point of completing 4 cycles of back and to the target pitch at 40 bpm. Hopefully, I will have a controlled vibrato in a couple months. Thanks again for you very clear instruction.

  4. For all of those people saying “Ugh, I can’t even do vibrato right at all” at least you are trying! Most people in my school orchestra wouldn’t care at all!

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