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The Vibes Real Book by Arthur Lipner

digital (25% discount list price) * physical copy available from dealers 

8 steps to playing jazz standards on Vibes. 240 total pages, incl 73 pages of theory/technique.  This method teaches mallet players hold 2 and 4 mallets to:  Play Melody And Bass Note,  Create chords and Improvise, containing complete 2 and 4-mallet solo arrangements with melody and solos.  Published in 1996, this book has sold over 10,000 copies!

Works thru these 7 songs:
Bag's Groove * Don't Get Around Much Anymore * St. Thomas * Waltz For Debby

* My Little Suede Shoes * Moonlight In Vermont * Solar

        paper book $37.95,  digital price $28

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Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount on 5 copies or more! For less than 5 copies visit your local dealer

Want to play vibes/marimba with a band? This book will teach you how! Jazz Mallets: In Session by Arthur Lipner is a unique beginner's method to being you forward. This 150 page book contains improv exercises, patterns, soloing ideas, comping suggestions, basic chord structure, progressions, and 16 play-along tunes presented in a graded sequence of dificulty. Thirteen pieces are originals, plus the standards Afro Blue, Now's The Time and My Little Suede Shoes.  The accompanying tracks (cd or download) are presented with the rhythm section on one channel and the vibes on the other so the student has the option to play along with Arthur, or just the rhythm section. This site will contain these split files in the MalletPlayer area by 1/15/21.  All 16 solos, for vibes and marimba, are transcribed! Plenty of theory and other learning discussions make for an invaluable resource for percussionists.                                                                                     

  list $25 / sale price $21.25 

(minimum order 5 copies)

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Milt Jackson Transcribed Solos Of The Master

edited by Arthur Lipner    physical copy 

A one-of-a-kind collection of the one of the greatest innovators in Jazz. 16 tunes present Bags' genius in all it's splendor. A discography is provided so the original tracks can be sourced. For the solos which are too hard to play - particularly the ballads (!) - you will enjoy looking at them while they go by as you would a Monet or Picasso. It's all here: Milt's extraordinary use of phrasing, chord extensions and lyricism, all rooted in his Blues background. The Modern Jazz Quartet was most of the most popular chamber jazz groups for five decades, and this book illustrates one of the main reasons why. Editor Arthur Lipner contacted Milt's wife to gain access to the music and photos. Bags' innovative approach helped change the world of music and it will change yours too!

Solos include the classics Angel Eyes, Bags and Trane, Bags' Groove, Blue Bossa, How High the Moon, In Walked Bud, Wave and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

                          price $27.95  

 
 
 
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From Lead Sheets To Hip Solos (C Instruments) by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount!

This book will work for just about any musician wanting to get involved in improvisation, from the absolute novice to educators at all levels, and serious jazz players needing a chance to work out with a first-rate real band in a variety of styles. It is basically the same as Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION. The biggest difference is that it is available for all band istruments: C, Bb, Eb, Tenor Sax and Bass Clef instruments are five different books. Another difference is it has 10 of the 16 Jazz Mallets songs, and all of the text/concepts relating to those songs. Like Jazz Mallets, not only does it cover a variety of styles (Swing, Funk, Soca, Samba and Bossa), but it features tunes by famous jazz artists: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker); My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) and Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) as well as originals. Arthur Lipner brings many years of jazz performance and teaching to bear as he builds his course around five basic concepts: Groove; Ear Training; Chords & Basic Voicings; Listening and Connecting Chords with Solo Lines. The professionally recorded play-along CD is performed by a sextet consisting of vibes/marimba, piano, bass, drums, trumpet/flugelhorn and woodwinds. 

            list $19.95 / sale price $16.95 

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From Lead Sheets To Hip Solos (Bb instruments) by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount!

This book will work for just about any musician wanting to get involved in improvisation, from the absolute novice to educators at all levels, and serious jazz players needing a chance to work out with a first-rate real band in a variety of styles. It is basically the same as Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION. The biggest difference is that it is available for all band istruments: C, Bb, Eb, Tenor Sax and Bass Clef instruments are five different books. Another difference is it has 10 of the 16 Jazz Mallets songs, and all of the text/concepts relating to those songs. Like Jazz Mallets, not only does it cover a variety of styles (Swing, Funk, Soca, Samba and Bossa), but it features tunes by famous jazz artists: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker); My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) and Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) as well as originals. Arthur Lipner brings many years of jazz performance and teaching to bear as he builds his course around five basic concepts: Groove; Ear Training; Chords & Basic Voicings; Listening and Connecting Chords with Solo Lines. The professionally recorded play-along CD is performed by a sextet consisting of vibes/marimba, piano, bass, drums, trumpet/flugelhorn and woodwinds. 

            list $19.95 / sale price $16.95 

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From Lead Sheets To Hip Solos (Tenor Sax) by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount!

This book will work for just about any musician wanting to get involved in improvisation, from the absolute novice to educators at all levels, and serious jazz players needing a chance to work out with a first-rate real band in a variety of styles. It is basically the same as Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION. The biggest difference is that it is available for all band istruments: C, Bb, Eb, Tenor Sax and Bass Clef instruments are five different books. Another difference is it has 10 of the 16 Jazz Mallets songs, and all of the text/concepts relating to those songs. Like Jazz Mallets, not only does it cover a variety of styles (Swing, Funk, Soca, Samba and Bossa), but it features tunes by famous jazz artists: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker); My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) and Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) as well as originals. Arthur Lipner brings many years of jazz performance and teaching to bear as he builds his course around five basic concepts: Groove; Ear Training; Chords & Basic Voicings; Listening and Connecting Chords with Solo Lines. The professionally recorded play-along CD is performed by a sextet consisting of vibes/marimba, piano, bass, drums, trumpet/flugelhorn and woodwinds. The book for tenor sax is essentially the same as the B-flat book, except that certain melodic lines are placed up an octave into a more suitable range for tenor.

            list $19.95 / sale price $16.95 

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From Lead Sheets To Hip Solos (Eb instruments) by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount!

This book will work for just about any musician wanting to get involved in improvisation, from the absolute novice to educators at all levels, and serious jazz players needing a chance to work out with a first-rate real band in a variety of styles. It is basically the same as Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION. The biggest difference is that it is available for all band istruments: C, Bb, Eb, Tenor Sax and Bass Clef instruments are five different books. Another difference is it has 10 of the 16 Jazz Mallets songs, and all of the text/concepts relating to those songs. Like Jazz Mallets, not only does it cover a variety of styles (Swing, Funk, Soca, Samba and Bossa), but it features tunes by famous jazz artists: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker); My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) and Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) as well as originals. Arthur Lipner brings many years of jazz performance and teaching to bear as he builds his course around five basic concepts: Groove; Ear Training; Chords & Basic Voicings; Listening and Connecting Chords with Solo Lines. The professionally recorded play-along CD is performed by a sextet consisting of vibes/marimba, piano, bass, drums, trumpet/flugelhorn and woodwinds. 

            list $19.95 / sale price $16.95 

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From Lead Sheets To Hip Solos (Bass Clef) by Arthur Lipner

physical copy only - 15% discount!

This book will work for just about any musician wanting to get involved in improvisation, from the absolute novice to educators at all levels, and serious jazz players needing a chance to work out with a first-rate real band in a variety of styles. It is basically the same as Jazz Mallets: IN SESSION. The biggest difference is that it is available for all band istruments: C, Bb, Eb, Tenor Sax and Bass Clef instruments are five different books. Another difference is it has 10 of the 16 Jazz Mallets songs, and all of the text/concepts relating to those songs. Like Jazz Mallets, not only does it cover a variety of styles (Swing, Funk, Soca, Samba and Bossa), but it features tunes by famous jazz artists: Now's the Time (Charlie Parker); My Little Suede Shoes (Charlie Parker) and Afro Blue (Mongo Santamaria) as well as originals. Arthur Lipner brings many years of jazz performance and teaching to bear as he builds his course around five basic concepts: Groove; Ear Training; Chords & Basic Voicings; Listening and Connecting Chords with Solo Lines. The professionally recorded play-along CD is performed by a sextet consisting of vibes/marimba, piano, bass, drums, trumpet/flugelhorn and woodwinds. 

            list $19.95 / sale price $16.95