Jackie has been keeping a diary of her solo practice ahead of our first group rehearsal this week:
"I drew the vibraphone as I felt it, so with a blindfold on, it becomes a series of blocks (the notes), and not the resonators underneath them or the frame they stand on. What was curious was that it no longer seemed like a series of blocks arranged side by side in a straight row - the black notes seemed to curve away from me in the top octave. Some notes seemed rectangular, which they are, but some seemed to warp so half the bar had vanished into some unknown place in the universe. That left a sliver of metal which eluded my beaters ...."
The photo shows Jackie's diary with her drawings of how she perceived the vibraphone (described in the post above).
Originally posted on the Tactile project blog www.tactileproject.blogspot.co.uk