Definition of Vibrato and How To Do Vibrato Singing

First things first, if you want to learn how to sing with vibrato you have to know what it is.

Vibrato is the “final stage” of a “release valve” relaxing into a well placed, well supported, clear tone, whole note.

When we “hold a note” we can hold it with or without vibrato.

When that note has strong diaphragmatic support, the vowel placement is clear and unobstructed (in the throat), we can “relax” the vocal folds (cords) into a state of oscillation and “release” tension from holding the note.

This also bring about a natural increase in volume, without more pressure.

Vocal Coach Ken Tamplin Teaches How To Sing With Vibrato

There are many different types of vibrato in width and speed of oscillation.

Some are fast, some are slow, some are wide and some are narrow. (there are many different names for different types of vibrato such as Natural, Wobble, Tremelo, Gospel Jaw, Goat’s Wiggle etc.)

The only real “healthy” vibrato is a natural vibrato. Others are contrived and don’t serve the purpose of a natural vibrato, though they are acceptable for different styles of singing for a desired effect.

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“I Will Always Love You” –

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I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston – Lyrics:

If I should stay
I would only be in your way
So I’ll go but I know
I’ll think of you every step of the way

And I… will always love you, ooh
I will always love you
My darling you

Bittersweet memories
That is all I’m taking with me
So good-bye
Please don’t cry
We both know I’m not what you, you need

And I…
Will always love you
Will always love you
You, ooh

[Instrumental / Sax solo]

I hope life treats you kind
And I hope you have all you’ve dreamed of
And I wish you joy and happiness
But above all this I wish you love

And I…
Will always love you
Will always love you

I, I will always love
Darling I love you
I’ll always
I’ll always