This is Why You Suck at Guitar, Lesson 36DD: Your Vibrato SUCKS

It’s a wounded bird! It’s a drunk mosquito! It’s Stevie Nicks! NOPE, it’s… your horrible vibrato! Bad vibrato ruins lives. “But Uncle Ben”, you say, “I can sweep faster than Yngwie’s maid, and my picking is faster than a cheetah on a speed boat”… it doesn’t matter. If you land on a note and give it a disgusting spastic wiggle, you send a very clear message that you don’t know what you’re doing. Lucky for you, i’m here to expose to you why your vibrato made your real dad abandon you so long ago.
I’m going to take you through the 4 main styles of vibrato (finger, wrist, side to side, and circular {aka Vaibrato}), show you how to stop making them sound terrible, then wrap you up with a handful of Illuminati ProTips before turning you loose on the world, armed with the secrets of the Shredi Knights. You’re welcome, in advance.
Rocking my Ibanez RG470 with Dimarzio pickups, through my always-amazing Kemper Profiler, Matrix GT800FX power amp, and Avatar 2×12 speaker cabinet. Best gear ever.
Noticed that i look more handsome than ever in this video, did you? That’s because my main man Ben Gibson shot and edited this bad boy. He is a super dude to work with, and has also filmed music videos for my bands Arc and Far Far Away. Go scope him out at www.youtube.com/user/bennygproductionz !
Thanks for watching kids. Let me know what you suck at, and i’ll help you out. Cheers!
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18 comments

  1. Thank you! Uncle Benjamin.

  2. When you said "more weight, more power….I think Oprah said that…" I was laughing so hard I missed the next minute of the lesson.

  3. I think I've seen less deadpan delivery in Monty Python or Red Dwarf.

  4. im trying to understand what he is saying and trying not to laugh at his jokes at the same time…but this is good info and tutuorial!!!

  5. I cant learn while laughing my ass off dude haha wtf wrist vibrato.. your moms favorite , like mfs moms could be dead as fuck hahaha

  6. I always use a Schaller made Floyd Rose for good vibrato…

  7. Thanks for remembering you have Cyborgs watching your vids, so many YouTubers forget about us.

  8. https://youtu.be/De2zSehMNx8 i didnt think i sucked lol

  9. You could include the full arm/ floating vibrato as well, see e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeKq03-5aXo

  10. You are a good teacher but you have a sick sense of humor! Just saying!

  11. Ben eller is a monsta in the game son.

  12. I don't know what's better… The guitar insight or the deadpan comedy.

  13. I hate these people

  14. 9:27 Half a year later, I see this video, your the only one who explains this and BAM I'm now doing wrist vibrato. The side of the knuckle part was very important. My hands are large and I always rested the guitar neck on the side of my finger.

  15. My side to side vibrato sucks ass! I am definitely more inclined to use wide vibrato technique, comes more naturally to me. Side to side does sound cool with chords though…time to get practising…

  16. Dimebag darrell abbott

  17. shout out to cousins

  18. How come the string don't know if it's going down or up if he knows he's getting stretched. Then he would feel getting pulled down or up must be that kid from The Shining just fucking with you✌

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