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ledzepfvr

Vibraharp, or vibraphone, if you will

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Does anyone play this instrument?  I recently acquired my grandfather's 1929 Deagen vibraharp and since I am the keeper of this not so ordinary instrument ,I want to learn to play it. I wish I had shown more interest when he was alive but did enjoy listening to his beautiful playing at Christmas and Easter. I came across this video as my inspiration to set a goal.

 

 

 

 

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I do not but I dig it, seeing you post this last night made me pull this up.

 

 

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Excellent....I have been watching a lot of videos of playing and techniques. It is definitely a coordinated art getting used to the 4 mallet manipulation and using my left hand. Oh and learning music theory from the beginning.  

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Tocatta....rather long but very cool.  if only I can get so good.

 

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Thought I would post a pic of my vibraharp. Not a great one as the notepad does not have a flash. Couldn't get the cool  pearlized celluloid trim. 

Bought a book...Idiots guide to music theory . Leaning a lot. Focusing on songs for Christmas. The little drummer boy is one of my favorites and not to difficult.

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So I've been learning 3Christmas songs. Little drummer boy, Deck the halls and we wish you a merry christmas. Gonna leave it at that for now. Don't want to overwhelm myself. 

I found two books to put on my Christmas list. One is Christmas songs and I found a virbraharp  book of Beatles songs. Now if I could find Led Zeppelin on the vibraharp I'd be a real happy girl.  Think Jimmy would consider arranging it. Songs I'd like .....Stairway to heaven and Thank you.  What other songs would be good?

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Another song for my Led Zeppelin on the Vibraharp book .....

All of my love .

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Been practicing three months for the holiday season. My first recital will be at the family party Christmas Eve.  Here's a little taste of my progress.

 

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Thanks.  The hubby says I'm coming along pretty good for three months on the vibes.

 I wouldn't say my place is posh, but the seen was strategically set in front of the holiday decorations.

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Got my Beatles for Vibraphone for Christmas. Time to learn some new songs.

Still waiting for Led Zeppelin for Vibraphone.

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So I got the book for Christmas and tried playing a couple of songs. Got discouraged because it's too advanced for me. Didn't play for a couple of weeks. Decided to pick a couple of simpler songs with a goal. America the beautiful and The Star Spangled Banner by 4th of July. Back to practice and patience.

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