Improvising and comping with mallets

Ed Goyer

MASTERCLASS – Improvising and comping with mallets

In this session Ed Goyer will discuss and demonstrate ideas for improvising on the vibraphone and other mallets and techniques for accompanying yourself or outlining harmony for the piece if you are the only harmonic instrument.


Ed Goyer completed a Bachelor of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music majoring in jazz vibraphone and harmony and arranging. He completed a Masters in Composition in 2007 and released his first album titled “Dichotomies” in 2008.

Ed has performed and recorded with many Australian artists such as Ed Kuepper, John Morrison, Waldo Fabian, Jenny Morris and ARIA award nominated band CODA in which he was a member for several years.

As a vibraphone player and percussionist, Ed has performed at many local, regional and interstate events and venues such as WOMAD in Adelaide, City Recital Hall Sydney, Brisbane Powerhouse Theatre, Bellingen Music Festival, Hayes Theatre, Sydney Opera House, The Basement and the Sydney Latin Jazz Festival.

Ed’s recent focus has been art music ensemble Polymorphic Orkestra which has released 4 albums through Bamboozle Music and he was most recently featured as a composer for the Synergy Percussion program Common Time.

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