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Violin 101: What Is Vibrato in Violin? Learn String Vibrato with Violinist Itzhak Perlman

Written by MasterClass

Last updated: Sep 2, 2022 • 3 min read

Once a string player—a violinist, violist, cellist, double-bassist, etc.—learns how to hold the instrument and play in tune, the next order of business is developing proper performance technique. For music involving sustained notes and lyrical phrasing, few techniques are more essential than proper vibrato.