Here's a new version of my confusing composition 'Verwirrspiel'. I am happy that I was able to produce the video for the Berlin-Neukölln music school, where I have been working with great colleagues for years.
Here's another lesson on dampening, and specifically how it can be used to achieve a certain stride-like feel on vibes. I use this technique when playing solo and with a trio and love its possibilities for different articulations and textures. Watch my lessons on staccato and partial dampening first if you haven't already seen them.
Reconnected to this vintage standard. Not an easy one to chorus on.
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Here is a song from my book - Vibraphone Virtuosity: Advanced Progressive Etudes. I hope you enjoy
my vibraphone solo, Etude No 35, taken directly from my book!
Just a little technical exercise I've been working on that has some great applications for using all four mallets in your lines, and for producing a constant arpeggiating effect.
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.
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 using the Burton grip to play balafon (see previous lesson posts) and recently developed a way to apply the grip to an array of African drums. When it comes to rhythm and independence, anything is possible.
It was time for a new Vibes-Solo Video and i always liked this melody.
It's seems so simple, but...