the vibraphone

speaking of marimbas, I just thought of this today, imagine how insane I would have gone if Inside Llewyn Davis was about a mallet player instead of a guitarman 

answer: very

Oscar Isaac all pushing a vibraphone up the street, then back down the street this time with an orange riding on top. 

Originally posted by bonnyjackrackham

percussion during a slow piece
  • percussion instructor: *sitting there fuming*
  • snare: "what's that? did I turn the snare off- of course I turned the snare off, why would I forget to d- shIT I left the snare on-"
  • bass drum: I wonder if I held that pause on that rest on for long enough? I don't think the 42 bars of rest really prepared me for that moment so forgive me if I'm mistaken
  • auxiliary percussion: "must. not. touch them until it's time... ten bars to go-- whO BREATHED ON THE WIND CHIMES-"
  • triangle: how am I expected to make a dynamic contrast who do you think am are
  • suspended cymbal: ssssssshhhHHHHHHHINGG oh wait that was supposed to be pp
  • glockenspiel: alright, I've got a pretty good part here, maybe it's the tune, not much else going on s--crap everyone heard me mess up time to die
  • vibraphone: "what's that? did I turn the brakes- of course I turned the brakes on, I'm using the pedal! why would I forget to t- shIT I'm sliding forwards-"
  • drumkit: *rocking backwards and forwards in a corner*
  • timpani: ppp? I think I'll just blow on the drum, don't worry my 73 bars of rest will give me time to take a nice deep breath
Musical confessions! (Put an instrument in my ask)
  • Flute: what made you join band/orchestra in the first place?
  • Clarinet: if you play multiple instruments, which was your first?
  • Saxophone: how often do you practice?
  • Oboe: craziest thing to happen to you in band/orchestra?
  • Bassoon: how do you prep for auditions?
  • Trumpet: how do you motivate yourself to practice?
  • Trombone: how long have you been playing/when did you start playing?
  • French Horn: what instruments would you love to learn how to play?
  • Tuba: tell us about your first concert experience
  • Marimba: favorite piece to listen to?
  • Xylophone: favorite piece to play?
  • Glockenspiel: least favorite piece to listen to?
  • Vibraphone: least favorite piece to listen to?
  • Timpani: favorite composer?
  • Chimes: favorite instrument?
  • Violin: tell us a band/orchestra related story
  • Viola: biggest instrument pet-peeve?
  • Cello: a musical goal you have?
  • Double Bass: your musical idol?
  • Piano: why do you play?
  • Conductor: what is something you do with your instrument when no one is watching/listening?

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Instead of doing an actual love song, why not rave to two awful MIDI vibraphones? 

This is a Valentine present for anyone and everyone, but @nico-nasty…will you be my Bro-valentine? Because the bromance is so strong It just won a weightlifting competition in Iceland without steroids. 

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Alabama Shakes “Sound & Color”

I just found out there is a music video to this song.

I just love the vibraphone intro, and once the drums come in to meet the vibes, just dope! Also, the music video is dope..Afrofuturo. 

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Sleep, by Eric Whitacre (arr. Bence Simon)

This is an absolutely gorgeous arrangement, I’m extremely impressed by his arranging ingenuity and six-mallet control!