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String vibrato

"Anonymous" is incorrect--studies show that vibrato goes equally above and below the pitch center on a stringed instrument. Many players and teachers have confused the physical feeling of the direction of the vibrato impulse (which on the violin is away from the body and hence toward the lower side of the pitch) with the actual motion of the fingertip at the point of contact with the string.


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