Offered now as a collection with accompanying lessons, John Mark Piper’s Seven Songs for Vibraphone centers on a diverse collection of performance-ready songs, each written in a different style and purposefully designed to highlight specific musical and technical concepts. While educational in nature, the songs are still relatable and fun and can be performed anywhere from street to stage.
Improvisation is a central concept within the book. Exercises and supplemental practices material from contributing editor Andrew Richardson enrich the book with a wealth of knowledge giving players the freedom to express and improvise effortlessly. Additional resources covering ear training, dampening, pedaling techniques, harmonic studies, dynamics, and time signatures round out the book and make Seven Songs for Vibraphone a must-have for any serious vibraphone player or teacher.