Vibrato is a line placed over the staff which indicates the rapid and slight variation of a notes pitch.

It is produced on string instruments by vibrating the fingers of the fretted-hand, and on wind instruments and singers by breath-control.

Figure 1: Three notes with vibrato.

Wide Vibrato

Wide vibrato vibrates the pitch to as wide as a whole tone. This technique is commonly adopted by electric-guitar players.

Figure 2: Three notes with wide vibrato.

Also see Ornaments | Articulations.

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