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Tune Study - The Jody Grind Pt. 1
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In the final blues dampening etude, we explore the minor blues form. Please note that there are some common substitutions in this one that are used often in minor blues. 
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This is a solo vibe piece Tony Miceli commissioned me to write for him. Let me know what you guys think! These are the program notes I wrote for the piece:This piece was written in April of 2024 upon commission from Tony Miceli, professor…
3 weeks 3 days ago - 2 comments
Marjorie Hyams
tonymiceli
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Tim Collins is great! Here he talks about Marjorie Hymes
1 week 4 days ago - 1 comments
Miscellaneous
Nora Theberge
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Lessons and posts on lines 
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Friedman #19: https://youtu.be/u0TEI7Zd4LcGreen Dolphin Street on Piano: https://youtu.be/8UNESNrmJg4 
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This is another version of the etude that goes through the same chord changes as Blues for Alice. There's a few different approach notes in this version. Remember that when playing this etude with the additional ii-V-I's, figure out all…
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Here it a simple solo on Cherokee. I like making simple solos and trying to get the essential notes, guide tones, color tones, etc. Your job is to transcribe it. Then try to play it faster and faster. The very simple solo is basically all…
3 months 2 weeks ago - 5 comments
Bending Notes on the Vibe
Larry Chernicoff
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I'm finally trying to learn to bend notes on the vibraphone. I'm using some old rubber mallets to do the bending technique, but I wonder if anyone has recommendations for specific rubber mallets to use for this technique. Any…
2 weeks 4 days ago - 2 comments
The Vbook
tonymiceli
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I am always blown away by the Vbook. There is so much stuff in there, I can't believe it. I just did some lessons on the tune peace and went to put them in the folder and I couldn't believe how many lessons we have on Peace now. It's a…
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I'm just talking through the tune Peace. My 2 cents kind of thing!!!
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Just talking about the tune and ways to play it. Come up with your version! 
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The audio and the pdf is attached. I tried something new and talked through the piece. Is this helpful? Print out the pdf to not only practice but for notes with the video. 
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Behn Gillece sent me this. It's great! 
4 weeks ago - 2 comments
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Because of the many requests to build an accordion frame that I simply cannot fulfill, I have developed the frame into a kind of kit that requires very little DIY skills.Since shipping longer frame components is very expensive, I have…
1 month ago - 3 comments
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This etude goes through the same chord changes as Blues for Alice. One thing to keep in mind is that when playing this etude with the additional ii-V-I's, figure out all the other tunes you can use these lines on. Also, try it in different…
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Here's another dampening etude. We change keys here, Bb, another very common blues key. Some of these lines actually work great not just as bass lines, but solo lines! You can hear players like Hank Mobley occasionally playing these bass…
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In this etude, the quarter note remains consistent like an actual walking bass line. The challenge in this exercise is to keep the pedal down and the dampening smooth, making sure no notes ring together. Work on getting a really nice…
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(This is Tony) I'm posting this for John Piper - I learned so much from watching this. This will benefit so many of you guys I think! Let me know what you think. You want more of these? 
1 month ago - 1 comments
Pure Imagination
tonymiceli
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I did this solo for a student today. It's quantized so it will sound a little stiff on the recording. I wanted to show playing through the changes. using the scales. Might be helpful to some of you.here's a link to the import file for…
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Blues workout
David Friedman
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This is a "workout" in a musical sense, although it certainly requires energy and concentration!
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Cool lesson. It turns into an etude once you get the chords down. Spend some time on this! 
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Check out the attached PDF!
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Lessons that cover topics on triads and chord tone lines.
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Here are all Tony Miceli's lessons on lines.
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