Yeah, I use vibrato a lot. But I usually only use it with slower pieces. Sometimes it sounds really good with fast songs. When you have a really long hold it`s nice to use, otherwise you could go sharp or flat. Hope that`s helpful.
i wouldnt reccomdend using vibrato on the clarinet. most say our sound is full and rich enough to not use it... and it is hard to keep yourself in pitch when you use it. id only use it if and only if you are playing a slower passage, and there is like an eight note with a line under it, not for long notes. rosza`s sonatina come to mind, the beginning of it. anywho, rack your brain and try to think of hearing a professional use vibrato all the time, or on long notes. it really doesnt happen. take pride in having the most beautiful sounding instrument without any modifications hehhe
<<< i wouldnt reccomdend using vibrato on the clarinet. most say our sound is full and rich enough to not use it... and it is hard to keep yourself in pitch when you use it. >>>
It`s actually easier to stay in pitch when you use it. Sustaining a note when your embochure might not be at it`s best (Copland Concerto) after long playing will definitely cause your pitch to change drastically. You definitely want to be able to control it though. I also use it in pieces like Fantasia (From Weber`s Fantasia and Rondo) which don`t really have many long sustained notes. You kinda have to pick and choose where you think it sounds good. Remember Toni...No one can tell you what not to do. Be yourself and you will make a name for yourself. Don`t style your playing after a famous person because you want to sound just like them. You will never get noticed that way. Good Luck!