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Hey One and All, Happy New Year! JazzOn2 is up and running once again, and that makes the beginning of a happy new year.  Two months ago we experienced an equipment failure.  It took all this time to get the replacement and install it,…
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10 hours 55 minutes ago
Hello all, The vibraphone is one of the only instruments we play where you have to work extra hard to control the ending of a note. It requires two separate strokes to play and end any given note with dampening, whereas on, say, the…
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17 hours 5 minutes ago
I'm working out a solo version of "I'll Be Seeing You." Loosely based on the attached lead sheet.
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1 day 17 hours ago
Took a little longer getting this all together than anticipated due to holidays and work, but felt I was at a point I could post this stuff and keep on going.   The goal of this round was to put a solo take of Blue Bossa together.  Things…
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4 days 13 hours ago
Thinking about dampening, deadstroking, stride piano, sliding, big band shout choruses, walking bass lines, block chords, and much more! Let me know what you think!
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4 days 13 hours ago
Hey everyone, Here's another lesson on dampening. This is a subtle topic that relates to how you actually physically press the mallet into the bar when you dampen. You can use varying dampening speed to create clean-sounding dampening,…
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4 days 13 hours ago
Hey everyone, Very excited about finding this one. Been using it a lot lately. Has anyone ever heard of it? I assume I haven't invented it, but I haven't ever heard of it, either, so I'd be curious to hear if anyone's heard this before.…
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4 days 14 hours ago
This is a great cd. And there are no chords, so learn the tunes and play along. It's an all star group with Erik Harland and Christian Mcbride.     
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5 days 12 hours ago
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6 days 12 hours ago
Liam made his first MalletKat video , but never posted it, so I am.
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1 week ago
In yesterday's presentation for the Vibes Congress, David proclaimed that he was NOT Satchitananda Guru. OK. I get it, but... I've spent time in both worlds and, given the things he was talking about, this made me have a moment of "…
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1 week 2 days ago
I always make a stand along version of tunes I'm learning. How can I play them simply and what would I do to play them like that.
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1 week 4 days ago
This is a one-man-band hybrid of Ewe (Ghanaian) percussion and repertoire using 4 sticks, voice, and ankle bells. The concept of 24/8 expands the grid of the bell cycle to achieve high levels of independence and composition. I've been…
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1 week 4 days ago
Hello everyone! I wanted to make a more technique-oriented lesson to give a look inside how I think everyone should practice four mallets. We’ll look at permutations, interval work, and one-handed rudiments in this lesson. By doing these…
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1 week 4 days ago
I've been working a lot on vibes trio playing lately due to gigs, and it's fun trying to adapt pianist techniques to the instrument and make the trio sound full. In here, I use some dampening (check out the very end specifically), some…
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1 week 4 days ago
Hey everyone, I think this is pretty cool. "Pitch bending" is something I've been messing around with on the vibes, especially in a blues context, but also in ballads and really any setting you want. Let me know what you think!
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1 week 4 days ago
My trio arrangement of the great Hoagy Carmichael tune "Skylark."
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1 week 4 days ago
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1 week 5 days ago
They say he's 14, but I think he's a midget and looks older. He's pretty good.
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1 week 5 days ago
Hey everyone, Here's part two in this mini-series. In this one, I focus on dominant 13 (#11) chords, explain where to play them, why they exist, and how to solo over them. And, most importantly, why you have to treat every dominant chord…
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1 week 5 days ago
Wouldn’t it be nice to get rid of those archaic springs used to hold tension on the vibe and marimba bar string? PIPERvibe now offers a new device that is simple to install (less than 5 seconds) and requires no tools. Once installed, all…
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1 week 5 days ago
¡Hola! Comparto esta adaptación de la Sarabande en Si menor de la Partita para Violín de J.S. Bach (BWV 1002) En la misma trato de sacar provecho de las distintas técnicas de Dampening para poder respetar la duración planteada en cada una…
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1 week 5 days ago
Some Benny Green piano vocabulary adapted to the vibraphone.
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1 week 5 days ago
Here's a great video about a vibe player I knew nothing about. However he plays great and is a great guy. But I'll let John Keene tell the story, it's a bit tragic. John turned me onto the video.
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1 week 6 days ago
Let your ears tell you what is happening. Train them to give you information.
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1 week 6 days ago
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