Vibrato gives life and character to the sound of a note. If you play without any vibrato at all, your notes will sound lifeless, flat and dull. I experimented for a long time and practically choked myself in the process, but eventually discovered and mastered ways to produce different kinds of vibrato which I teach in this lesson.
Big Walter had one that was light and fast, very subtle, which gave an almost imperceptible glow to his notes. They shimmered .. very beautiful. In working on throat vibrato you can try to eliminate or subdue the clicking of the epiglottis so that the vibrato is smooth and seamless.Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Here's Rick and I running through How Long Blues illustrating some of the techniques.