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I am working on converting my vibes into a MIDI controller. So far I wired up 8 Piezo pickups (white notes from B to B) for a proof of concept. My motivation is to be able to notate things that I play (e.g., transcriptions). As a side-…
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4 months 1 week ago
Tony asked me to write a little about my book,”Vibraphone Technique, dampening and pedaling“; how it came about, what motivated me to write it, etc. In the early 70’s there was almost no literature available for the vibraphone. Method…
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4 months 1 week ago
Many of us are frustrated with the music business. I turned that frustration into part of a dream and now (thanks to many people), I'm realizing that part of the dream. Listening to music has been free for a long time but good people don'…
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4 months 1 week ago
Here's a little blog I wrote https://www.pipervibe.com/post/dreams (and continue editing) called "Dreams". It's an attempt to explain what I'm trying to do with my "Good Vibes" thing. Trying to change or add ways of doing business in these…
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4 months 1 week ago
Here is a GREAT opportunity to feel the good vibes by helping vibes player Jen Martinez-Bre. When I learned of Jen's unique challenges as a vibes player, I knew I had to do something. I’m modifying an M55 that I purchased to meet Jen'…
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4 months 2 weeks ago
A must watch, IMHO.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Here are the two first chorusses of Dexter Gordon's solo on Blue Bossa.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Here is a video I did a long time ago on the Burton Grip. The sound is awfull and I don't know if anyone thinks this is helpfull, but I thought I'd share it with you guys. And you can see my practice container on this video. TJ
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Dreams make a difference. Dreams Blog: https://www.pipervibe.com/post/dreams Supporting vibes players with Good Vibes https://www.pipervibe.com/post/good-vibes-pipervibe-dot-com
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Here is a chord tone solo I wrote out based on the same chords as Blue Bossa. You should play this solo, memorize it and then try and play it in different keys! You can see the solo below as well as download the pdf which is larger. Since…
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4 months 2 weeks ago
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Hey everyone, Here's a quick lesson on the three types of glissandos I find myself using, and how to practice them. I also discuss how to practice flams on vibes to help with glissandos.
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4 months 2 weeks ago
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Like most people, I imagine, I have been working a lot on my solo vibraphone playing. I also finally got some decent recording equipment. This is my first attempt to test it out and hone my arrangements of these two great tunes. Feedback…
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4 months 2 weeks ago
Thanks to BarryK for finding this!
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Hola a todos! Aprovecho este maravilloso espacio que no da esta pagina web para comenzar una serie de posteos acerca de vibrafonistas de mi país (Argentina). En esta primera entrega les dejo a uno de los más importantes e influyentes del…
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Ok, maybe not EVERY tune. But a lot of them! I've been a little AFK for the past few weeks since I'm in the middle of moving and have been busy, but I thought I'd share a little project of mine that is nearing (ever so slowly) completion,…
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4 months 3 weeks ago
Why is the vibraphone so dang cool? It's right there. From striking of the bar to innervating the ear drum of the listener – it is organically right there with nothing between the artist and the listener. Many people have often said that…
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4 months 3 weeks ago
https://we.tl/t-CiVedB3sto this is a cd I did with Jimmy Bruno a while ago. It's up here for 7 days from the date of this post.
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4 months 4 weeks ago
So right now the majority of my practice is preparing for my grad audition in the upcoming year. At one school I am planning on auditioning at the requires you to prepare and memorize a list of 23 tunes. What is nice about this challenge…
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4 months 4 weeks ago
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5 months ago
Here is my run through on Chi Chi. I could probably keep practicing this for the rest of my life, but thought I'd give a progress report and keep moving. Other things I'm working on with Tony: Friedman dampening etude #1 https://youtu.be/…
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5 months ago
The video shows the setup and playing the new foldable vibe frame.
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5 months ago
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