About the vibraphone 

The Vibraphone 

excerpted from Marimba and Vibraphone in African and African-American Music

 by Jay Hoggard

A general examination of books about instruments and

instrumentalists shows that many modern instruments have

documented histories of 200 or more years. Many books on

keyboards, strings, woodwinds, brass, and even harp are available.

The history of the vibraphone and its relatives, however, is sparsely

documented; very few histories of these instruments or their

predecessors exist.

As a musical…

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