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Two ways of making Trumpet Vibrato by Clyde Hunt Sr.

Trumpet Vibrato, ranges from "setting-off" of a lovely melody

to a very obnoxious "nanny goat" which is despised by nearly everyone.

The concept of "good vibrato" vs. "bad" vibrato is ever evolving according to common usage "of the time". Perhaps "appropriate" is a better way to access vibrato than, "right or wrong". The concept of an appropriate vibrato changes rapidly, perhaps even more rapidly for a jazz oriented vibrato. Many today feel that Dokshitzer and Harry James had a vibrato that not many folks are comfortabe with, today (Wonderful players though they were!)

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