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The Vibraphone
the vibes to be played with the fingers, from a three-octave piano keyboard attachment. Though far short of mechanical perfection, this invention, the "vibories", seemed a logical out­growth of the manual difficulties presented by the normal vibes technique, with which it is possible to play only two notes at a time (occasionally four or more if extra mallets are held). If made available to every vibraphonist, enabling him to play ten notes simultaneously, the vibories may lead to a concept even more different from that of present day performers than was Charlie Christians electric guitar style from all that had pre­ceded him.