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Vibraphone Portfolio (by David Kovins)

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It is assumed that anyone wanting to perform these vibraphone solos has achieved a minimum of an intermediate level of proficiency. Regardless of a performer’s experience as a mallet player, many fundamental problems frequently need to be addressed. It is important for the performer to never forget the significance of artistic interpretation. Vibraphone Portfolio features 5 solos for 4 mallets and includes a CD with listening examples of each solo. 

Morning Glory

Stride Right

Manhattan Satin


St. Vitus Dance

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Musical FeaturesTonal
Meter is clearly defined
Structure and phrasing is very clear
Composer is clear in his directions, markings, mallet dampening and pedaling
Technical FeaturesStroke types: double vertical, single independent, single alternating
Hands work together and separately: melody vs accompaniment
Use of octaves is prominent
Technically very idiomatic
DurationEach piece is about 3 minutes
InstrumentationVibraphone 3 Octave - 4 Mallets
Level SuggestionHigh School, College/Professional