Vibes Real Book

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Includes all 240 pages from the print version.
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will guide you step-by-step through six classics — "St. Thomas," "Waltz For Debby," "My Little Suede Shoes," "Bags’ Groove," "Don‘t Get Around Much Anymore" and "Moonlight In Vermont,"
taking you from two-mallet lead sheets to full solo arrangements.

THE VIBES REAL BOOK also contains concise sections on all areas of technique and theory in a no-fat, cut-to-the-chase approach. 70 pages of time-tested info about voicings, pedaling, dampening, modes, comping and other essential topics.

Originally published in 1996 by MalletWorks Music, THE VIBES REAL BOOK has become the most popular practical vibes method for learning jazz repertoire ever written. It has sold thousands of copies and is used in High Schools, universities and conservatories in every country around the world where percussion is taught. The book has helped inspire a whole new generation of vibes players.


I. Meet The Vibraphone
II. Pedaling
III. Dampening
IV. Dead Strokes

I. Primary Sound Colors
II. Modes of the Major Scale
III. General Chord Function
IV. Secondary Sound Colors
V. Voicings

I. Concepts
II. Creating Lines
III. Application of Chord Scales
IV. Common Chord Progression
V. Comping

Bags Groove
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
St. Thomas
Waltz For Debby
My Little Suede Shoes
Moonlight In Vermont

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“The Vibes Real Book took me over two years
to write. I am humbled by the number of
people around the world who have thanked me
for it! I still find the arrangements cool to play
after two decades, the right balance of fun and
challenging.” — Arthur Lipner, April 2015

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“Will surely be as important to jazz vibists as the Real Book is to every jazz musician.” — Reynir Sigurdsson, Iceland Symphony

“This book, long overdue, has a solid pedagogical foundation, starting from easy two-mallet parts working
towards complete, polyphonic four-mallet arrangements. I highly recommend it.” - Jan Pustjens, Concertgebouw Orchestra, Netherlands

“The long wait for a vibraphone text which takes the novice through the basic steps of playing a jazz standard is finally over. Lipner's creative approach makes this book a must for every university
percussion program.” — Mark Ford, Univ. of North Texas
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