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Learn how to control your vibrato with this in-depth guitar lesson

Controlling your vibrato is one of the quickest ways to improve your guitar playing, and in the video above, pro guitarist Andy Gillion offers a variety of routes to developing one of the most important guitar techniques.

In the clip, Andy shows the difference between an out-of-control, rapid vibrato and a slower, wider style - the latter of which is the surefire sign of a good player.

He goes on to detail three different approaches to the technique: classical, circular and up/down, each of which can inject emotion and passion into your playing.

Your strings play an important part in shaping your technique, and coated strings offer a longer-lasting feel and tone life to keep your vibrato sounding its best.

Andy plays Elixir Strings with NANOWEB Coating.

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“Elixir Strings are the most reliable strings I’ve ever used,” he says. “They’re like butter to play and offer superb clarity which doesn’t seem to dwindle over time.”

For more information, or to find the coating that matches your tone and feel preferences, visit www.elixirstrings.com/experience .

(Image credit: Elixir Strings)