How To Sing Vibrato - Tips To Learn How To Sing With Vibrato!

Uploaded by HowToSingDotCom on 03.10.2011

Hi. Aaron here from and I want to talk to you about how to sing vibrato.
What is it first of all? Vibrato is basically an oscillation between two pitches. So it
oscillates and just basically going back and forth between two pitches at a pretty high
rate. In fact the six oscillations per second is actually right around where you want it
because otherwise, you have what's called a wobble when you go too slow. It's like [demonstrates
the wobble] and then if you go too fast, it's more like a machine gun. It's like [demonstrates
fast oscillation]. You don't want that either.
So it's somewhere kind of right in between there. How do you do it? I think the best
way to do it is actually through mimicking other things but let me just say first of
all that less is more with vibrato once you do get it. I think that less is certainly
more depending on what style of music you do obviously.
With opera and classical music, there's a lot more. It's a lot more pronounced and it's
like on every syllable practically and that's fine but with my more like pop and top 40
and even R&B and a lot of the styles that I'm guessing you would be more interested
in singing, less is more. It's more of an accent. It's more of a coloring than anything
else that I think what sounds good.
So it happens when you have relaxed chords first of all. So a big part of it is just
relaxing your voice. It is part of a natural overflow of a healthy voice but it doesn't
mean it necessarily just comes naturally. It is something that you can control but when
you try to control it too much, when you try to force it, that's when you get kind of the
wobble or the [0:01:36] [Indiscernible]. It is not a bouncing in the stomach that [breathes
rapidly] something like that although that can be a way to begin to transition into an
actual vibrato which is what I mean when I say kind of the mimicking.
If you've mimicked say like a car starting, like [mimics car engine], a car that won't
start very well [mimics car engine], you can kind of actually when you mimic that, you
get your voice in a way that it begins to get the feeling of the oscillation. Even though
that's not necessarily vibrato, it kind of starts creating some muscle memory of how
to actually do vibrato.
Another one from a car starting is also like mimicking when kids like mimic a ghost, they're
like, Whooo, kind of that sound. It's actually a good beginning to start to learn vibrato
too, so through mimicking these things; even mimicking opera. I remember when I was a kid,
I didn't understand opera so I would mimic and go like, Ooohhh! whatever and after all
that mimicry, you could actually begin to develop an authentic vibrato.
So hopefully that helps, some tips to kind of get you around in that direction. I think
even like a real kind of subtle vibrato I think is kind of best anyway. It's not just
like big and pronounced but just like, Aaahhh, something like kind of just slipping within
there. I think it's really good.
Anyway, I'm at As I said, the link is actually right below and there's a
lot of other tips and tricks in there and a lot of free articles and just good information
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put up a video about how to sing high notes. It's about a 10-minute video, kind of packed
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strain which is really the problem with high notes.
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