I'm a big fan of Yngwie style wide vibrato but I have no idea how to practice it.
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I dunno about the pitch center part.Yeah, I dunno. .
It's been a long time since I started working on it so maybe I don't remember step 1, but I think you might work on vibrato by getting anything that sounds even remotely like vibrato, get that good enough to be "personal best" and seeing what develops from there.
Not sure about the super-slo-mo approach, some stuff just needs to happen in real time to dial in.
Like dribbling a basketball. There's a frequency range or rate you need to work in.
Maybe 4Hz to 8Hz, with the mean being 6.1 for vocalists. .
Kind of a funny number, "means" usually are, but that's the ballpark.
Somewhere between 4Hz and 5Hz as you slow down you lose pitch center, and I'd think if you were looking at Yngwie style wide vibrato which could be more than a semitone, you might not be working on something that translates into results you can hear.
By the time you sped it up you'd be starting over, which is generally true for the mechanics of variable pitched stuff, fretted or unfretted. Literally different techniques.
Anyway, I'm sure there's a case to be made somewhere for very deliberate, sub-4Hz vibrato rate practice, but I think the OP is looking for vibrato width, which is probably something you'd develop after you'd stabilized rate.
So, in my very humble opinion, vibrato rate and pitch center would probably need to be developed before you could push for width.
If you were looking for a rate range it'd be four to eight cycles per second, and six cycles per second would be a fine target.
That's independent of tempo, vibrato rate would be adjusted to the nearest subdivision regardless of tempo.
Not the other way around. The range is still 4 to 8 Hz. You apply that range to whatever tempo.
The pitch center is at the top of the vibrato width, not middle or bottom, and you'd be within a few cents at the the top of the vibrato.
"Wide" in the sense the OP is using as a model would be +70 cents, not an easy target on fretted guitar for pitch center.
Might be best to start with a decent vocal quality vibrato and push it out from there.
I'm not convinced there isn't a lower limit to the rate you can practice vibrato and still be executing something you'd perceive as vibrato.
Ymmv, 02c etc.
No, it just means the majority of the unbent vibrato you hear on electric guitar is sharp.Interesting, does this mean that all vibrato notes must be bent to?
You push the string toward the bridge to flatten it.I dunno about the pitch center part.
If it's at the top of the vibrato, then how do we duplicate this on an unbent note? Without whammy obviously.
The unbent note can only be vibrato applied sharp, while the bent note is to be shaken ONLY flat?