# Vibrato in the Four Basic Steps of Shifting Emmanuel Feuermann described vibrato for shifts as zapping the notes with a quick burst of vibrato. Using a loose vibrato for both steps 1 and 4 helps keep the hand relaxed and prevent tension in the hand during the shift. [[202401291446 four-basic-steps-of-shifting]] Another way to put it: using vibrato to press a note down instead of using finger pressure helps with ease of movement. For slow and intermediate technique, using vibrato for steps 1 and 4 is a good default.