How did you come to the vibraphone? (question for all, pros & students)
Many know my story, but I'll post it here.
I grew up playing classical guitar. Then drums. Then as a teenager I really got into classical piano. But my piano teacher got weird, so I dropped piano. Dumb move now. I'd be working a lot more if is a good piano player!
My dad said I had to go to college. I did NOT want to go. I wanted to hang out and get HIGH!!!!! And of course play music. But especially get HIGH!!!! I loved it 'then'. My dad made me apply for college. I went for 'drums'. But I found out that I couldn't go for drums. I had to go for percussion. So my dad got percussion lessons for me. I didn't want to go. I wanted to hang out get HIGH!!!! and of course play music.
I went for the first lesson and played a marimba and thought. Damn, I don't want to admit it but this is REALLY cool. Of course not as cool as getting HIGH!!!!!! and of course playing music. But I stuck with it and applied for college, auditioned and got accepted. Pretty much in college I found the vibraphone and instantly thought that it reminded me so much of the classical guitar! And I fell in love with it. It was amazing to me, the sound the banging on it, the pedal.
I'm glad I went and am glad I play the vibes and am glad I don't want to get HIGH!!!!! Anymore. Music is more fun unHIGH!!!!!But I do want to play music!!!!
Ok that's me. Your turn.