Unless you play nothing but straight-ahead jazz guitar, vibrato is important.
Good well-defined vibrato brings life to a guitar solo and is a significant part of what gives a guitarist their ‘voice’.
Weak vibrato, or no vibrato at all, can leave a solo wanting.
Listen to a guitar solo by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jeff Beck and Mark Knopfler and you’ll hear three very different vibratos.
So what makes one guitarist’s vibrato different to another? There are three ...Continue Reading →
So you’ve learned lots of chords and scales, you’ve developed a decent sense of time, and you have a nice armoury of phrases to use in improvisation.
But how does all of this actually sound when you play?
Try recording yourself playing a familiar chord-based tune and listen back with a critical ear. Are the notes clean and pure or are you getting ...Continue Reading →