How to Develop a Great Slide Vibrato

One of the most challenging aspects of learning slide guitar is developing a consistently pleasing vibrato. One reason for this is that slide vibrato technique is completely different from that used to perform a standard blues/rock-style finger vibrato. To create a slide vibrato, you wiggle the slide back and forth laterally, side to side, using a movement similar to that employed by a classical violinist to produce a vibrato, except when playing slide, the string does not touch the fingerboard.

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.