Something I hear a lot from students who’re new to vibrato is “when I apply vibrato to a string, the string knocks against the surrounding strings causing them to ring out.”⁠

The best way to stop this from happening is to understand how to effectively mute surrounding strings for vibrato.⁠

If you’re applying vibrato to the B string, like I am in this video – mute the G string by resting your pick on top of it.⁠

Then mute the high E string by holding onto it with the middle finger of your picking hand.⁠

This should allow you to apply vibrato to the B string for as long as you want without the sound of surrounding strings ringing out.⁠

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