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My new book is out this week! "Stylistic Adventures for Two Mallets" will be available this week at TMEA at the K. Wylie Publications booth. Be sure to stop by and pick up a copy. Click on the link for more info and etude samples.

New Book! – Stylistic Adventures for Two Mallets Posted on February 12, 2018 by Eric Martin Posted in Blog, Mallets My new book Stylistic Adventures for Two Mallets is complete! It will be available at the TMEA Convention in San Antonio this week as well as from www.kwylie.com, followed soon by ot...
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For my last post of 2017, I'm bringing you the 14th installment of my solo improvisation series. This one is mostly tonal, and more on the "pretty" side. I started this project about eight months ago, and it has been very rewarding. It's scary to start recording and not know what's coming next, but it is also quite liberating.

This also happens to be my 30th tune uploaded to FB and/or YouTube this year. That is a lot of new music! Thanks to everyone who has listened, liked, commented, shared, etc. I really appreciate it. Not sure what's in store for 2018, but I'm predicting lots of music. Happy New Year, everyone!

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Not that anyone asked, but I made a year end list of my favorite albums of 2017. Let me know if I missed anything, and let me know your favorites.

Favorite Albums of 2017 Posted on December 29, 2017 by Eric Martin Posted in Articles With all the year end lists floating around, I thought I’d share my favorite new albums of 2017. I’m sure I missed a lot of stuff, since I know I spent a lot of 2017 listening to things I had missed in previous...
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Hey everyone. Here's my new tune "Sun Spots"😎 Just having some fun in 5. Thanks for listening!

YouTube if you prefer: https://youtu.be/pfYNEBb2drc

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Here's a new tune I'm calling "Hired Goons". Just thought I would try something different, so I just decided to do a big 12/8 jam. Thanks for listening!

YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Hsh65ImygGw

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For the 13th installment of my vibraphone improvisation series, I tried something new. Here I'm using a delay effect and rubber mallets to create a sort of twinkly music box vibe. I think this is a pretty interesting sound and worth exploring more in the future. Thanks for listening!

YouTube here: https://youtu.be/8BQRJL_od50

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Here's a solo vibraphone performance of "Murder by Numbers," one of my favorite tunes by The Police. This tune seemed to work surprisingly well as a solo chart. Thanks for listening!

YouTube here: https://youtu.be/0FLU66xb2vo

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I know it's been a while, but I have some new music for everyone! I didn't have a lot of time, so the smart thing to do was a quick improvisation. I'm subtitling this one "Breaking News" because I was thinking about the sound of a telegraph you might here at the start of old-timey news bulletins. Let me know what you think! Thanks for listening!

YouTube if you prefer: https://youtu.be/mFPw837NCog
Playlist of all of my improvs: https://www.youtube.com/playlist…

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Something new! I decided to start tossing some album reviews up on my website. I listen to lots of new music (and have LOTS of opinions), so I figured I'd write some down and share. First up, Vijay Iyer's new album "Far From Over." http://ericmartinpercussion.com/…/vijay-iyer-sextet-far-fr…/

Vijay Iyer Sextet: Far From Over – Review Posted on September 12, 2017 by Eric Martin Posted in Articles, Reviews Note: This is the first in what I hope will be many album reviews I’m adding to the site. I listen to a lot of new music. I also have a lot of opinions on it. Time to write them down and...
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Here's number 11 in the solo improvisation series. I love just seeing where these take me. This one started as a waltz, but ended up a jam in 7 by the end. Thanks for listening!

YouTube if you prefer: https://youtu.be/nmuNv7hxbsY

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Proofreading the new book. Lots of fun 2-mallet etudes coming your way. But first, the typo hunt begins...

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Hey everyone, this is an original composition of mine titled “Samba em Nove.” It gets its name from the fact that all the phrases in this tune are 9 bars long, which is pretty atypical for a samba. This was a pretty fun one to put together. Thanks for listening! Remember, if you dig it, share it!

YouTube if you prefer: https://youtu.be/LlOyJxJ4-MA

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New music coming Monday!

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This is the 10th installment of my solo vibraphone improvisation series. Just hit record and go. Thanks for listening!

YouTube if you prefer: https://youtu.be/mBWXh5RS-mQ

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‪I'll be posting my 10th (double digits!) solo improvisation on Monday. Here's a look back at where this project started.

Improvisation No. 1 - Eric Martin, solo vibraphone: I decided it's time to start sharing some of my iprovised tunes. When I do this, I don't start with an id...
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