I've been working on my voice a lot, taking some lessons from a decent instructor. I'll probably only be doing so for another month, but I've made some pretty good strides on making an open and controlled sound, pitch accuracy and blending various components of the voice to make different tones.
I'm looking for pro tips or resources to learn how to better control and command my vibrato. When I am warmed up, relaxed and very "into" my performance, I often get a degree of vibrato at the end of notes which is decent. But I struggle to control the depth/rate and to "turn it on or off." We've gone over it a little bit in lessons, and one of his suggestions is to manually create vibrato by pushing rhythmically just below my sternum with my hand - he says it will help build some muscle awareness in the relevant areas.
Don't know who's a decent singer around here, but any input would be great!
I took 3 semesters of opera lessons, and still take them occasionally. Don't listen to that guy about pushing your sternum; that's not going to help and might even hurt you.
A natural vibrato is a result of the expelling of compressed air over the vocal cords. Everyone has their own vibrato unique to their singing style. It sometimes takes a while to find it, however.