The Jazz Vibraphone Book is designed to create a concise, yet comprehensive method for the jazz vibes player to incorporate the language of the jazz vibraphone, while developing one's personal "voice" on the instrument. Included in the book is a playalong CD demonstrating the etudes and providing a piano, bass, drum rhythm section to play them with and create your own. The book is published by Meredith/Hal Leonard and can be ordered at music stores and online.
The ISBN# is 1-57463-063-9.

Signed copies can be purchased directly from the author by emailing

I have given clinics and/or concerts at the universities of N. Texas, Indiana U., Arizona State U., Depaul U.(Chicago), Purdue, Kentucky, Ball State U., Louisville, Iowa, Cincinnatti, Elmhurst College(Chicago), Getttysburg College, Nashville Jazz Workshop and others and am available for all schools.

I welcome students of any level to the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.

"An outstanding achievement - as the vibraphone returns to popularity, Dicks book will be the vibes' bible for many years to come." Mark Levine, author of The Jazz Theory and Piano Books and Grammy nominated artist.

"An intelligent and soulful treatise on the art of jazz vibe playing. Dick's striaghtforward text and musical examples are a great asset to any student searching to understand the work of the masters." Joe Locke, New York vibraphonist and Grammy nominated recording artist.

"For the vibraphonist interested in learning improvisational skills, the etudes in this book provide a great foundation." Scott Herring, "Percussive Notes", PAS

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