I find a lot of people don't use the pedal at all when playing staccato things, but I think it's important to know how to use the pedal to get whatever note length you want. This lesson is on what I call "staccato pedaling."
This lesson is on how to pedal smoothly, which may seem simple, but I find a lot of people don't know how to actually do it.
In this first lesson on pedaling, I explain how I view the pedal, how it's different from the piano, and how to set it up properly. Next we will talk about legato-pedaling, staccato-pedaling, pedaling rhythm, and half-pedaling.
I got this idea from Ed Saindon, but I use the term a little differently now. "Dampening effects," to me, are different sounds you can produce while dampening. This includes deadstrokes, half-dampening, and dampening speed.
This is part 2 of my lesson on the four basic dampening techniques.
In this lesson, I discuss the four basic dampening techniques, which can be thought of as different stickings to dampen with. Mastery of these is critical to good dampening application in real musical contexts!
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Marianne and I have mostly done New Age/World Music stuff in the past. In some ways, this is still that, but... We have been so deeply disturbed over the last few years by all the chaos in society that we felt we needed to address it musically. The result, for me as the composer, was not something really peaceful.
What say you all? I'm considering doing more music in this general direction. It honors my heavy metal roots. :)
Here's a new video of an old song.
i came across this vibist on King St in Alexandria Virginia a few months ago. He played while sitting on an electric personal vehicle which he had fitted with a tow hitch mating with a tow ball at the base of the treble end of his vibraphone. The vibes when towed rode on the two large wheels at the base end of the frame. Here’s a video link of his playing