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About Me and My Vibrato Journey

About My Stories Hi, my name is Kevin. I’m a semi-retired computer software guy who lives in a little town called Vernon, in Beautiful BC, Canada.  This picture is me at the store, buying some colourful M&M candies, which I love. (I have an awful sweet tooth :-).​ I smile like that all the time, not […]

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My Vibrato Story 3 A New Teaching Method

Go back to My Vibrato StoryMonth 3 – A New Teaching MethodThe third month was mostly about getting some consistency and speed in my 4×4 vibrato. I tried for more speed, more vibrato width, and more firing consistency. I also tried to close the unusable gap between my top manual speed (now at 48 bpm) […]

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My Vibrato Story 2 Metronome Speeds

Go back to My Vibrato StoryMonth 2 – Metronome Speeds The second month, I made a huge amount of progress. This is where I really started to understand and learn vibrato. I started the month off with my first 4×4 (4 fingers on 4 strings) vibrato at a speed of 20/4 (20 bpm, subdivided by 4) […]

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My Vibrato Story 1 Counting Vibrato

Go back to My Vibrato StoryMonth 1 – Counting Vibrato Here is the story of the first three months of my vibrato journey. I had many struggles along the way, but I persisted and eventually made it through to the other side. And now I have a nice wrist vibrato.I Numbered Each Struggle BelowTo help readers […]

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My Vibrato Story 0

My Vibrato StoryHere is the story of the 3 three months of my vibrato project (Jan-Mar 2015). I had many struggles along the way, but I persisted and eventually made it through to the other side. And now I have a nice wrist vibrato.My Vibrato at the Start of the Project Here is a YouTube video that shows […]

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My Violin Story 7 – Selling My Violin

Go back to My Violin Story7. Selling My ViolinWithin a few months from that time, my girlfriend and I split up, and went our separate ways. I carried the violin around with me for 22 years. I knew that I was the steward of this beautiful instrument that had come down through history. I felt sad, sometimes, […]

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My Violin Story 6 – Upgrading My Student Violin

Go back to My Violin Story6. Upgrading My Student Violin After spending 3 very emotional hours with high-end violin sounds that day, I wanted to upgrade my student violin. It wasn’t even close to having a sound that could make me cry. The shop owner had prepared for our visit by laying out a half-dozen violins, some […]

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My Violin Story 4 – An Old and Broken Violin

Go back to My Violin Story4. An Old and Broken Violin Towards the end of the day, all the bows and violins had been played. The owner smiled at my girlfriend, and said that it seemed appropriate to bring out the Amati violin. It would complete the comparison with the other violins. She agreed, so he […]

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My Violin Story 3 – Testing High-End Violins

Go back to My Violin Story3. Testing High-End Violins There’s another part to tell, before my story ends. Keep in mind that I’d only heard my girlfriend play a few times in the time that we were together. Once at the wedding (my first violin). Once in her living room playing Meditation (my first tears). Once when she […]

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