Vibrato on acoustic guitar


Cadorange
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06/25/2017 12:18 pm

I am not sure how to do vibrato specifically on acoustic guitar, not electric. Any ideas? Thanks.


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06/26/2017 5:42 pm

Cadorange,

Vibrato technique should be performed the same way regardless of guitar type. I think you might be having a problem because it's a bit more difficult to hear a vibrato on an acoustic guitar since it's not plugged into an amp.

Otherwise, I'm not too sure about a better way to vibrato on acoustic!


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08/07/2017 10:11 pm

There are a lot of different kinds of vibrato, but all should be executed on both guitars. Electric and accustic.

You should check out this thread on the forum:

https://www.guitartricks.com/blog/10-Things-You-Need-to-Know-for-Killer-Vibrato

The one or the other different vibrato might be a bit more difficult to play on the accustic (like the "bend-kind of vibrato" but it is a nice "workout" for your fingers and you will get a lot better at your electric guitar vibrato after practising for a while on the accustic.


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08/31/2017 8:06 am

actually When I make a vibrato on my acoustic guitar, I can't hear the difference! So, it is my skill's fault or my ear's fault?


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10/27/2017 1:41 pm

When it comes to vibrato an old classical guitar teacher told me that it's way better to move your finger up and down vertically instead of horizontally. I hope that helps!


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11/25/2017 11:56 am

A lot of technique comes down to hand & finger strength when playing steel string acoustic guitar. Keep some focus on your posture and breathing to make performing techniques such as vibrato easier


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