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I have been working hard on this Etude but I have not been able to get through it solo without mistakes. I am trying to memorize it though. I decided to use Band-in-a-Box to cover my mistakes. I didn't really learn the 2nd part of the tune so I faded that part out.

I love this tune so I am still going to keep at it.

Here is my audio setup:

MacBook Pro running BIAB using the Garritan Jazz Sound Library for the piano, bass and drums. (The library also includes brass but I haven't tried that yet.) The headphone output is going into an audio mixer. I have a single microphone (AKG C 1000S) pointed straight down over the center of the vibes, directly over the damper bar about 14". The mic is also going through the mixer. The output of the mixer is going to the line input of the Mac. Audio is recorded using the free Audacity program.

Barry 10/2/08

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tonymiceli Fri, 10/03/2008 - 01:12

hey you should let everyone hear this. right now it's just me and you. want me to change it and make it public. that was great! i have to write the solo section now. but im' editing all the joe locke video that i have.

GREAT WORK!! i saw your post about coming down. don't let me space out on you. i'm overwhelmed at the moment, but if you don't hear from me by monday, nudge me. yeah let's get together! Definitely!!!


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BarryK Fri, 10/03/2008 - 07:16

In reply to by tonymiceli

I meant to make it private because it isn't complete and I made mistakes. You may make it public if you want.

I'll let you know when I am able to come down. What should I work on? I think that I need to step back and start playing scales and modes. I haven't really been doing that. When I first started playing vibes (last November) I was doing arpeggios (major, minor, maj7, min7), but haven't done that in a while. I wanted to learn tunes.

BTW, I saw Mike Pinto on Wednesday night. Did you get to go? It was sax (alto), acoustic bass, drums and vibes. The band was very energetic. Sax was very much the lead, very good, but a bit too much for my tastes. I liked how he ended his solos by fading out and walking to the back or sitting down while the vibes took over the solos. Vibe comping was very rhythmical. It was interesting to watch Mike comp where he would take pauses and wait for the right moment to smack the bars. Similarly used spacing during solos, like he was really listening to himself and others. He used dampening on chords where he would hit the chord but not release (is there a name for that?). Mike had good lines too. The 3 mallets worked well. I got to talk with Mike at the end of the first set (before we left) and asked him to describe the music. He called it modern, which is funny because I am sure every generation calls their music that. He also said it was a New York style and dense. Not the style of music that I am used to hearing but it was a good experience and Mike is a very good player (IMO).