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Washing Machine Blues by Jeff Hunter. Percussion Ensemble. For Vibraphone (4-mallet) (vibraphone (3-octave)). Medium. Published by C. Alan Publications (CN.02500). Like Hunter's other vibraphone works, "Washing Machine Blues" is extremely idiomatic and fun to play. It is based on the typical 12-bar blues progression, but has an interesting variation on this progression in the "B" section.
Instruments: Percussion, Vibraphone
Genres: Blues, Jazz & Blues
Canon Ball by Donald Martino (1931-2005). For Vibraphone, Piano. This edition: Playing scores. Mod Jazz(1957): Cntpnt. Modern Jazz: Contrapuntal. Conservatory. Sheet Music. Published by Dantalian, Inc. (DA.DSE802). In the late 1950s Mr. Martino was still active as a concert and jazz clarinetist. At that time ,while living in New york he composed a dozen works for a jazz ensemble he was forming. These works, once graced by the all-knowing and unerring fingers of the great Bill Evans have been shelved these many years. One by one they are being released in published versions. Canon Ball may be heard on New World 80518-2. Canon Ball is a great way to end the first half of your recital. A stunning encore piece! Two Part Invention, Up Tempo). Vibr & Pf (1957, 1 minute plus).
Instruments: Piano, Vibraphone, Piano and Keyboard, Percussion
Genres: 20th Century, Jazz & Blues, Classical
Jazz Basics - Vibes. (The Fundamentals of Improvisation for the Young Musician (Grade 2 - 3)). By Peter Blair. For vibes. Jazz Basics Series. Jazz. Grade 1. Book. Published by Heritage Music Press (LO.60-1235H). This well-sequenced, step-by-step approach to improvisation is designed for use with the full jazz ensemble. Included are numerous exercises covering both even eighth note and swing eighth note styles, as well as units using B-flat and E-flat major scales; D, F and E-flat dorian scales and B-flat blues. It effectively prepares students to progress to one of Jamey Aebersold's most important play along sets - Volume 1: Jazz: How to Play and Improvise. The improvisation is repertoire-based as each unit features a composition that focuses on and reinforces the concepts, skills and tonality introduced in that unit. There is also a correlating series of performance music available. The conductor's score includes two CDs containing dozens of aural exercises and performance examples.
Instruments: Vibraphone, Percussion
Genres: Jazz & Blues