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Trying to find ways to play tunes solo. By that I mean concepts and ways to simply play tunes on the vibes and improvise your accompaniment.
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2 weeks ago
My Take!
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2 weeks ago
This is a pretty tune. I talk about the harmony and moving it around.
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Here is My first lesson on Just In Time. I think I'll do a video and talk about the tune, but here is my 'Starter Pack'. Print all this out. Write in the chords. It's so important you write them in as it should make you look at the lines…
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2 weeks ago
I'm slowly getting into the classical vibraphone rep, and I started with this one.
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A spontaneous redemption of "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormè) Have wonderful and safe Christmas holidays with people who really care! If you like to support me you can purchase: ★my music here: https://giovanniperin.bandcamp.com/music ★and…
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Try this with the dominant chords and then use it over just in time. I also added a very scalular solo. So you could write the scales in here for next weeks class. It's all below.
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Hello everyone! This is a lesson geared towards beginners, but useful for everyone! I explain my method for going through all possible standard extensions and voicings for a dominant chord (there are 32 in total for any dominant chord!).…
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2 weeks 3 days ago
Reading the posts about Teddy Charles reminded me of my own relatively short but equally intense time of study with this great jazz iconoclast and master vibes player. When I was at Juilliard in the 60's, my teacher, Morris Goldenberg,…
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OK, a bit of a clickbait title, yes, but it's true! All three voicings I'll show you in this video have no third, which is usually the one note we absolutely need! We shall explore why that's the case.
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2 weeks 3 days ago
Questions? Thoughts? What did you think? Let's talk about his book, here. I have some things to say but I'll wait. How about some of you start. Gary will check in to answer questions and comment (I'm pretty sure).
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For all the vibes history nerds out there, who played vibes on Ella Fitzgerald's "Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas?" My guess is Victor Feldman, as he's worked with Ella and Frank DeVol (the conductor/arranger) on other occasions, I…
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2 weeks 5 days ago
Here is the link to download my DIY vibration unit for vibraphones. I chose this forum for the download because all the information about 3D printing is available there. After this cathastrophic year of 2021, things can really only get…
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The solo piece played by Henry Wilson is called Papirosn. It is an old Yiddish Theater song about a little boy trying to get by in the ghetto selling cigarettes and other things. Henry changed the harmony and melody quite bit for this…
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2 weeks 6 days ago
Listen to Etta sing it!!!!!
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3 weeks ago
Click here for more info Soft, quiet, but articulate Super soft, nearly silent, slurring articulation
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3 weeks ago
Here are some solo techniques, thoughts and approaches related to my solo vibraphone clip of Paul McCartney’s "Yesterday" on my YouTube channel. Execute runs allowing some notes to ring while dampening others for a better sense of…
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3 weeks 5 days ago
The last 4 measures!
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4 weeks ago
Attached is me (Vibes) and my Dad (MIDI Accordion) playing a Latin tune called Cumana written by Barclay Allen. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumana_(song) In the late 80s, I bought a kit to retrofit MIDI into my Dad's electronic accordion…
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Henry Wilson is an up-and-coming vibes player who studies with me at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. He came to me with lots of excellent skills and we've been diving into solo jazz repertoire as well as some groove ideas…
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