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Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: The Vibrato
on Tuesday 20 June 2006
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The Vibrato is the characteristic of B.B. King sound. With a Vibrato you
can let your guitar sing. And it's quite simple:

The movement of the Vibrato comes from the wrist. Hit the string and
move your wrist smoothly up and down, so that your finger on the
string produces a warm vibrato. The faster the movement of your wrist
is, the better or longer is the sound of the Vibrato.

The secret of the B.B. King Vibrato is, that the only part of his hand
that touches the guitar, is the fingertip on the string. So he can really
shake his wrist to get his great vibrato tone!

In tabfiles you see a Vibrato written like this ~~~

So, let s practise this:

Vibrato Exercise (all licks are in the key of A)


Exercise 1


E||--------7~---------7b---|--5~--------------------|------|


B||--5--7----------x-------|-------8--5-------------|------|


G||-------------x----------|-------------7p-5-------|------|


D||------------------------|-------------------7~---|------|


A||------------------------|------------------------|------|


E||------------------------|------------------------|------|


Exercise 2


-------------------------|--5--------8------------|--5-----5--8b-5-----10~---|


-----5h-7----10~---8p-5--|-----8--5-----10~-------|-----7-----------7--------|


--7b---------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|


-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|


-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|


-------------------------|------------------------|--------------------------|


Exercise 3


------|-----5-----8b-8b-5--------|-----5----------8--8~---|


------|--5-----7-----------5--8~-|--5-----8~---5----------|


------|--------------------------|------------------------|


------|--------------------------|------------------------|


------|--------------------------|------------------------|


------|--------------------------|------------------------|

                                                                          

--8b-5--8-----5--8b-8b-5--|--8~-----------10~------|-----5--7--7b-5--8-------|


-----------8--------------|-------5---8---------8--|--8-----------------8~---|


--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|


--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|


--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|


--------------------------|------------------------|-------------------------|


Exercise 4


------|----5-------------------|------------------------|


------|-------5--8--------8~---|-------------------8~---|


------|-------------5--5-------|--5h-7p-5--7~---5-------|


------|------------------------|------------------------|


------|------------------------|------------------------|


------|------------------------|------------------------|



Exercise 5


------------------------|------|-------8p-5-------------|


--------8~--------------|------|----5--------8p-5-------|


--9--7-------5----------|------|-------------------8~---|


----------------7--5~---|------|------------------------|


------------------------|------|------------------------|


------------------------|------|------------------------|

                                                                          


-----------------------|-------8p-5-------------|-----------------------||


-----------------------|----5--------8p-5--8~---|-----------------------||


--7b---7~---5-------5--|------------------------|--5----9~---5--7--5~---||


---------------7~------|------------------------|-----------------------||


-----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------||


-----------------------|------------------------|-----------------------||


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