HANK MARVIN: SUBTLE WHAMMY BAR VIBRATO
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This example utilises a simple shads-style melody to enable you to practise holding the whammy as you pick. This allows you to instantly apply vibrato where indicated. One of Hank Marvin’s goals was to “make the guitar live” by mimicking the techniques used by vocalists. He hated the sound of a simple ringing guitar note and the standard heavy-gauge strings available at this time (with wound third) made applying finger vibrato very difficult.