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You have just entered the Learn Flute Online mini-course all about VIBRATO.

Complete the following in order and you’ll be on your way.



*Complete each coordinating PDF printable before moving to the next video.

**Remember that it takes a few weeks  of consistent effort before your body will get the hang of this.

Good luck!


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PDF Exercise 1 Printable – Click Here


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PDF Exercise 2 Printable – Click Here


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PDF Exercise 3 Printable – Click Here


mp3 Exercise 3

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PDF DANNY BOY (Print-Out) Click Here

(BTW in my playing example at the end of video 4 I slurred all of the notes in Danny Boy.  It’s not marked that way, and is just an option for you to try)


Accompaniment mp3 Danny Boy/Londonderry Air

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Again, thanks for coming to learn all about flute vibrato.

I hope you enjoy your time on my flute lessons site.


See you at your next flute lesson. 🙂
Rebecca Fuller




Have any questions? Comment below and I will help you out.

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32 thoughts on “Flute Vibrato Mini Course T”

  1. Hey Anne-Marie, yay yay yay yay. I love hearing that you’ve found some key techniques that improve your sound. I think you sound fabulous. Continue working on this ‘tummy push’ skill and it will continue getting even more controlled. Proud of you! Fabulous Fabulous. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  2. Anne-Marie Fryer

    Dear Rebecca,
    I have had a lot of fun practicing all the great advice and exercises. It is amazing what a difference in sound by opening up the throat and breath deep. It has helped me tremendously..
    I think I finally can get a good vibrato. I played Danny Boy twice with accompaniment and one time with out. The last note sounds best to me:)
    I will continue to practice and play with it. Thank you for a great course.

  3. Hi Monica, Vibrato – woww wwoww. Good deal. This is just the right kind of ‘bounciness’ you need to produce a smooth vibrato for the rest of your life. Good job!
    *I need to add some time at the beginning of this piece so you have empty space to click ‘start’ and get your flute up.* Will do this week. Thanks for reminding me. ~Rebecca

  4. Hi Sue, the tummy only pumps when we are first starting – then as you move through the sequence of learning, you’ll find that we simply ‘press the tummy in in one long push as we play’. It’s kind of a cool phenomenon. Yes, I still feel it in my throat as well. Great question. I’d love to hear sometime. ~Rebecca

  5. Hi Rebecca!

    When vibrato is done properly, do you “feel” the vibration in your throat? I do, so I am wondering if I am still shaking my vocal cords, even though I am simultaneously pumping my tummy. Excited that I can hear my improving tone!!!

  6. Hi Agnes- hey I can hear your vibrato! Good job. There are times when it shines through just great. You haven’t been working on it that long, so I’d say this is a success!! You’re super cute, and I love the effort. It’s great. Keep bouncing it with your air pulses and you’ll feel it start to become natural in a few weeks. (watch out for the machine gun… don’t do it! lol) *Note here for you to raise your right wrist. It’s sagging down and will cause issues. 🙂 ~Rebecca

  7. Great Martin, this is great having you here. You are learning so much… gonna be great!! ~Rebecca

  8. Beaut melody, Rebecca! When do we get to learn th whole thing? I tried transposing to a higher octave on the fly – didn’t ace it first time around, but it sounds great, and needs lots more air! Thanks for all of your expertise and your well prepared lessons! Having a lovely experience working with you. Martin

  9. No problem. I’m glad you remembered how to get the link. 🙂 Can’t wait to hear you after you’ve worked on the vibrato for 4-6 weeks and it starts peeking through.

  10. I’m glad you came back to re-do this course, Elaine. I’ll be excited to hear your progress. 🙂

  11. HI,
    It makes a big difference to come back and review this now. As a true beginner I really did not understand it. Now I do and I will practice this everyday. I look forward to more mini courses!

  12. HI Rebecca, I feel so stupid! I sent you an email stating I could not get to this Vibrato course and here I am. Disregard the email I sent you! I need to be patient and read a little more. I think it is a great time to go back and review this great Vibrato mini-course! I almost have Rosamunde at performance tempo! Just need to polish it up.
    Always thankful for what you do!
    Elaine Rinne

  13. Hi Amy, it sounds like you’re hearing the vibrato, now what I’d like you to do it make it come from “regulating the breath” instead of “wiggling the throat”. Make the giant big bumps like I show you first (for about 4 weeks) and then you’ll find the magic happen. Once you let it “loose” you’ll find you have incredible, beautiful vibrato.
    *Remember if you feel you’d like a one-on-one lesson on this so I can give you immediate feedback, feel free to request. 🙂 Rebecca

  14. Yes, these bounces are exactly what I am talking about. Now that you have this down, go ahead and speed them up… you can loosen up and not worry if they are deep anymore. You’ll feel the magic happen, and you’ll have beautiful vibrato within a week. Super proud of you, Elier!!!! Rebecca

  15. Hi Maria – yes it’s normal at first. It takes about 4 – 6 weeks to get your body to do it consistently. The most important thing is to beware of where the vibrato is coming from. If it is shallow and shaky sounding, it’s probably from your throat. You need to put constant focus that it’s coming from regulating your breath. After a few weeks of doing this, you can speed the pulses up a little and it will feel free and easy. -Rebecca

  16. A great mini course – thank you. Is it normal for you to suddenly click with vibrato (one moment you can do it)? And then the next it’s lost again? Because that is what has happened to me. Does it make sense to just go through the course again?

  17. Ah thanks Elaine! My birthday was last week. YEAH!! Hey thanks for all your awesome comments. You’re a great student. Keep learning!

  18. Hi Rebecca,
    This is a great mini course. I go back from time to time when I feel the need. It has really made a difference. You made the Module on your birthday! Happy Birthday either early or late!
    I look forward to the other mini courses

  19. Elier, escribir a nosotros en espańol. No hay problema. Tenemos google translate. 😉 Y Yo hablo espańol también.

  20. Great question, Elier. I suggest you at least practice the vibrato 5 times per week. At least. Within 4 weeks, you’ll have a solid vibrato within one of your octaves and then 2 weeks after that it’ll start transferring to the other octaves. You’ll see. It’s awesome!

  21. For example: D4 = D of the first octave, D5 = D of the second octave and D6 = D of the third octave. Well is a nomenclature in my country for the notes. Rebecca, I already have finished the mini course, i have a doubt, How much time of the week or of month I have to practice the vibrato? I have to practice it everyday or only once a week or month? Which is your advice?

  22. The higher you go, the harder it is to get that vibrato going until those muscles are well developed. Make sure you work the lower range for at least 4 weeks before you move to the higher notes. 🙂
    p.s. not quite sure what you mean by E5 and C6… we only have 3 octaves on the flute…

  23. From E5 I cant do Vibrato very well. Better we do not speak from C6 to up, It´s very hard.

  24. Oh Cyndi, I love hearing this. I think everyone who has taken this course has felt kind of “shy” to mention their progress. It’s not quite like the other skills. It really does take a few weeks to get it working right. If you ever need an additional lesson, just let me know. I’m excited for your progress, and thank you for these awesome comments. I think everyone could definitely benefit from taking it at one point or another for sure. 😉

  25. Rebecca,
    I’m so excited… I felt the vibrato! It took me three days. It’s hard to describe, but when it happens, you know it. The skills you taught us to produce vibrato I think will help tone also. I noticed that I can hold notes longer now, too. I’m so glad I took this mini course and I love your online flute lessons.


  26. Love it, Anne! You’re right. I remember the first time I went through the jaw dropping and yawning stuff for breathing. It made a HUGE difference in how I sounded.
    Of course, you can review the videos anytime you need to. (as long as you’re still a student here) – Be patient and be proud of your efforts! 🙂

  27. The jaw dropping demo WAS jaw dropping! I have been trying to do a yawn breath without dropping my jaw. This is huge! Very helpful. I am very glad that I did not put off doing this until I was “ready-er.” It’s all about breath control whether you play the flute or are singing and this simple explanation really helps.

    Can I come back and review these videos? How do I do that?

    And you are soooooo right about adults being impatient!

    Thanks again

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