|A bar attached to a floating bridge, which rocks it backwards and forwards, causing any notes being played to fluctuate in pitch. This effect is created by the strings stretching and loosening as the player moves the bridge. Many different effects, such as a "divebomb" can be created using vibrato bars.|
Lessons for: Vibrato bar
1: Guitar Tricks 142: Best Blues Vibrato
Vibrato is key to the blues sound, Neal shows you his secret to getting that killer blues vibrato. Using the classic "call & response," this lick is very useful to beginner guitarists. You can use it over the I, IV or V chord of a 12-bar blues and it sounds great on every chord. Tip of the Week: How to save your 9v batteries
2: Blues Vibrato Bar Techniques & Licks
In this tutorial we will learn 3 whammy bar tricks to spice up your blues playing technique. If you haven't already seen it, you might benefit from this earlier tutorial that covered mechanical, technical aspects of the vibrato bar: Whammy Bar from the Beginning Once you got your system to function properly and stay in tune, the two most important aspects of using the vibrato bar are: pitch and rhythm. 1. You should be aware of the pitch you are attempting to achieve with the bar. 2. You shoul...
3: Basic Vibrato Bar Technique & Licks
In this tutorial we will look at some basic vibrato bar techniques and licks. The vibrato bar has many alternate names or nicknames: whammy bar, tremolo bar, wang bar, wiggle stick. In fact on the original Fender Stratocasters the text under the logo on the headstock reads, "With Synchronized Tremolo". Which is a misnomer! In this tutorial we will have a look at how it works, why it's called vibrato bar and how to use it!
4: Bad Blues 2 - Vibrato Exercise
In this lesson, I'll teach you how to get vibrato for extra feel on each of your phrases. The trick is to manipulate the body of your guitar as if you're bending the neck physically. Don't be too aggressive with this so as not to break or warp the neck. You'll find this technique is valuable whenever you play.
5: George Lynch Style: Slide Vibrato
One of the most exciting techniques in the style of George Lynch is the slide vibrato. This can be tricky at first. The way to start getting this under your fingers is to move up one fret and back, slowly. Build your speed so you get the vibrato effect. Use a light touch so you don't get too much "fret" sound, or your finger gets sore. Then you want to experiment with quickly sliding between broader intervals, both up and down the neck. Eventually you will be able to do this very fast, and get a genuine "vibrato" sound. Of course, you can use the whammy bar and/or ...
6: The Secret Powers of Vibrato
Another vocal technique that we can use in our guitar soloing is vibrato. Vibrato is such a huge part of someones "signature" sound and can make the difference between sounding like a beginner or like a blues guy. And even though it requires a lot of practice to develop a good vibrato, it's important to be aware of how much it can do for your playing! In this lesson we'll talk about the different kinds of vibrato that people use, how to practice them and finally we'll try it out with the backing track.
7: Bending & Vibrato: Vibrato Technique
8: Bending & Vibrato: Putting It All Together
9: Sound & Expression II: Vibrato
The vibrato is very important for the expression and sound of any guitarist. That's why I have created a teaching video only about this topic. Please pay close attention to my instructions and work out your own vibrato style. This is what it's all about. You can use the jamtrack I used on this lesson below.
10: 4. Guitar Parts & Functions, Vibrato Bar
11: Vibrato Bar Blues Play Along
12: How The Vibrato Bar Works
The vibrato bar gets it's name from it's function. Vibrato means a change of pitch. The vibrato bar is a part of the overall vibrato system. The bar is the control mechanism for using the system. It is screwed into or attached to the bridge of the guitar. The bridge is movable to a degree. On strat style guitars the bridge consists of bridge saddles, a bridge plate and a block of metal. This is all connected to springs that pull the system back to it's original position after being manipulated. The bridge plate is screwed into the top of the guitar body on one ...
13: Keeping The Vibrato System In Tune
After making sure that the parts of your vibrato system are made of good quality materials and are in good working condition the biggest problem you will have with a standard vibrato system is keeping the thing in tune! It's necessary to have a good, solid steel or brass parts of the vibrato system from the bar to the saddles, plate, block and springs. It's also necessary to have smooth, even travel, precise return to original position. The nut slots should be clean and free of foreign material. Wider slots than usual can help, but are not absolutely necessary. I ...
14: Vibrato Bar Rock Playalong
15: Vibrato Block Bridge
16: Vibrato Block Bridge Springs
17: String Tree, Strap Buttons & Vibrato Bar
18: Guitar Tricks 54: Vibrato Technique
This week on the channel Neal demonstrates the key elements of a good vibrato technique. Vibrato is another excellent way to convey emotion or intensity in your guitar playing. The tip of the week is another simple, yet sometimes overlooked playing method that will increase speed and dexterity while decreasing right hand fatigue.
19: Lesson 1: Intro to Blues Vibrato
The use of vibrato is an effect that is unique to all string instruments and all the more effective when used on the guitar. In blues playing, the use of vibrato is key and each blues player has his or her own vibrato. When used wisely, it can make even the simplest phrases and solos sound very effective. In this tutorial we are going to take a look at a few different types of vibrato that are both artist specific and usable by any guitarist at any level. Let's get started!
20: Lesson 6: Concluding Vibrato
21: Bending & Vibrato: Introduction
22: Practice Routine: Vibrato, Part 1
This is usually the first lesson I use to start off my daily routine. I find it easier to begin my routine with a slower, technique oriented lesson. This helps my fingers warm up and limit cramping which could lead to injury. So starting slow is the way to go :) One of the worst enemy of a guitar player is boredom. Gaining skills takes hours of practice and repeating lessons over and over again. That can become real old real quick and loss of focus and motivation usually occurs. What you want to do is gather many exercises for a specific technique practice, so you can...
23: Practice Routine: Vibrato, Part 2
This is the continuation of my vibrato lesson. In this part of the lesson, we'll look at the right hand. Since this is a slow tempo exercise, most of the picking is downward. You can still put in some up strokes in there, I show you where I use them. It's more of a personal preference where you use them but adding these little changes makes things more interesting. I hope you like the lesson and that it helps you build your own daily practice routine. The next lesson will cover sweep picking.
24: Vibrato, Hammer-Ons & Pull-Offs
This is a tutorial series covering some basic, introductory classical guitar techniques of the left hand. In classical style guitar vibrato is significantly different from other styles. It involves changing the pitch of the notes by vibrating the string parallel to the string line instead of parallel to the frets. In the video I demonstrate this technique. Hammer-ons & pull-offs can also be used much like in other styles of guitar technique.