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I posted this before. But I can't find it!!!

I've added my student Oliver Mayman playing the pattern. Check out what he does with the pattern.

I think there is so much in Balafon playing for vibe players to study! Don't think about where you can play patterns over and over. Well, you can, but the point is to have that independence when accompanying yourself, or playing counterlines!

Attached is the pattern that Oliver is playing.

Try quarter notes and then improvising with quarter notes in the right hand. Add rests, then move to 8th notes. Then try to make up melodies against this.

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David Friedman Tue, 03/03/2020 - 07:10

Oliver is happening!

Oliver_M37 Tue, 03/03/2020 - 13:57

Still don't think it sounds great.... but I've definitely made some progress! I do think sometimes my left hand gets a little too quiet because I'm thinking about the right hand.


What instruments does this pertain to?