It has been a while since I have spent some time on this instrument. I keep meaning to take it into the studio and knock out some backlog recording projects, but something else more pressing always seems to come up. So now it is time to stand firm. I have a creepy arrangement developing in my head, trying to sort out a video concept, and plan on hitting the studio with this baby in early 2020.
But first I have to decide which mallets to use. In the video I am using the blue Gary Burton mallets which may be a bit sharp for my taste. I love the articulation but crave a rounder sound. When I use softer mallets I lose the articulation. There are a couple of spots that would allow for a mallet change in the middle of the song but I think I came up with a more creative solution. Time will tell:).