tashadvice asked: There is nothing wrong with an arm vibrato. If you can do both wrist and arm vibrato that's awesome, but if you can't there's nothing wrong with arm vib. It's best to do the one that comes most naturally to you. @ the poster before, If you have a tense arm, it's probably because you are death gripping the violin with your thumb and left hand so your arm locks up. The arm can be as loose as the wrist vibrato. Also if you want a nice wide slow vibrato, arm is usually better than wrist for that.
Exactly. My wrist vibrato generally works well for like a medium range and then the faster range, whereas the times that I’ve attempted to do arm vibrato my slower vibrato has been a lot better. Having all three in your arsenal is ideal, it just takes a lot of time to develop them. :/