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As a five-time Grammy Award-winning musician, Gary Burton is one of the most commercially successful mallet players in history. For the better part of his professional career, Burton has used his position to help educate and mentor the next generation of musical talent, teaching at institutions around the world.

We are excited to present Gary’s 8-part Vibraphone Masterclass series to you, recorded backstage in Boston’s Symphony Hall. In this series, Burton covers the full gamut of common questions on the instrument – from it’s history to his famous 4 mallet grip.

The in-depth jazz improvisation course delves into the world of melodic development, navigating harmonic progressions, improvisational soloing and much more. These four free video lesson are presented courtesy of Berklee College of Music. Visit the Berklee website for more information and to enroll in their online lessons!