Hi, so I wrote a section where the vibraphone plays a harmonic accompaniment and would like pedals in specific places. As far as I know, they use l.v. instead of Ped. It isn't really clear in Samuel Adler's book. Am I supposed to just write a bunch of lv markings?
i just think the songs kinda neat
What the title says, I haven't had the best luck in finding them in my city
What the title says. The cheapest good vibes I could find were like $600 so I'm curious if I could temporarily use something like a glockenspiel to learn some fundamentals before I upgrade.
Hello everyone. I want to share a vibraphone rock song I've been working on for the past three years called Intervals. It is written for vibes, bass and drums. I am so excited to share it since I've been casually working on it outside of work.
Anyways, feel free to let me know what you think.
What the title says. For some context, I'm an 18 year old that already plays the drums and keyboards who has been getting into keyboard percussion instruments like the vibes and marimba for the better part of 6-7 months due to them being an exact mix of what I play already and most importantly because I absolutely love their sound and what they add to the music they're in (especially through fast note phrasing and interval jumps and such). With all this in mind, what would be the best lower cost/smaller alternatives to the vibes or marimba?
What the title says. I play the drums and keyboards and I've lately also been getting into keyboard percussion instruments due to their lovely sound, they're excellent phrasing potential (mainly hitting one not super fast or just playing percussively in general) and because they are essentially a mix of what I already play(though I haven't been able to actually play a keyboard percussion instrument, unless we count using cue tips on my keyboard to try and simulate soft mallets with the vibes setting on(cringy I know)). I think I'm going to learn the vibes eventually since it sounds absolutely beautiful when olayed right and because it is more often used in modern music. However, I also loooove the sound of the marimba in faster songs like attraction performed by christoph sietzen (he's a God at keyboard percussion) or when it's bass notes are played (as in shore leave by Tom waits during the chorus). This love for both these instruments (as well as the xylophone to a certain degree) has made it hard to decide which one to study or if I should just learn all of them or not due to their similarities.
As such, any advice or info regarding these instruments and the similarities and differences is welcome!
MotK are a post-rock drums/keyboard/keyboard trio from Tokyo, Japan. The music is based off of Tokyo, taking inspiration from the visuals & architecture of the city. The album, and this song especially, draws heavily from minimalism of Steve Reich.
Hello everyone. I want to share a song I've been working on for the last few years. I am so pumped to share it. It is a rock song written for vibes, bass and drums called Intervals.
To be honest, I have a full-time job, so I try to keep the vibraphone skillset going on the side (the struggle). I also don't play the bass at all, so I tried to write a simple enough bass part to help fill out the song. It was fun and challenging. My skillset is primarily in the composition and performance realm of things, so the recording and mixing process pushed my limits. It is like a dream come true to finally share it.
Anyways, feedback welcome. I hope you enjoy it. :)
I love them all for various different reasons. I want to play ballads like Hampton, have Jackson’s tone, I want to play xylophone like Norvo, play runs like Hutcherson, and just all around play like Burton
Such as this one: https://www.kvraudio.com/product/vibraphone-renaissance-by-samplescience Not only is this a vibes set, it comes with lots of internal controls such as an LFO, filters, and a reverb. The second set in this is set up for sample looping for...sustain? Nuts! And the third sample set engineered for granular work is just gravy.
So, git yer Soft Jazz hats on!
I work at a jazz venue with an older Deagan vibraphone in my backline. After having one guy break a mallet during a show and another forget his mallets I figure it would be a good idea to just have two or four extra mallets on hand.
Is there a general recommendation for mallets that most players would be satisfied with with or at least consider useful? Not trying to make every single person happy, just trying to get something that you wouldn't mind using as a backup (Lord knows I couldn't even make 3 different percussionists agree on one mallet)