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Sunday, June 03, 2018

Vibes query

I received this email today from Brian Baggett, posted here with Brian's consent, re his father, ex-pianist. Paul Baggett:
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“My Dad's just turned 80 and it's Father's Day on June 17. I wonder if you could help him with something he's wanted to do for a few years.
Since developing a hand condition that makes him unable to play piano he's interested in trying vibraphone. I've tried all sorts to enable him to do this (without success).
I've bought him tutoring books and CDs. I spotted a vibraphone in the big cupboard in Sage Gateshead after enrolling both of us on a percussion course. The course was subsequently cancelled due to us being the only two enrolled on the course.
They didn't respond to my request to let him give it a try in one of the teaching rooms. 
I've tried looking on Amazon and Google but they are a very expensive way just to find out if it's for him.
Can you think of any way to enable him to 'have a go'?”
Paul.
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Any suggestions as to how we can help Paul and his dad?
Lance.
PS: Photo is one I took of the late Bill le Sage at a Johnny Dankworth gig back in the 1980s

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

THE ONLY WAY FORWARD ON THIS IS TO HIRE AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE DAY.
TRY DRUM SHOPS IN THE AREA.
ANOTHER IDEA MAY BE A LARGE SCHOOL MAY HAVE AN ISTRUMENT
BEST OF LUCK: RAYMOND NEWTON DOUBLE BASS /CELLO/ BASS GUITAR.

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