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In Jamaica

 

In Jamaica on a weeks vacation. No chapman stick with me dig this. I just have my laptop and IPod.

So I have been collecting some song lyric ideas, building some drum tracks to build on and listening to my personal Stick jams from the last few months.

Some audio coming…

The Stick 1 Year Later

In October 2010 I discovered the Chapmam stick.

Have you ever been a frustrated (instrument of your choice) player?

You know I was a frustrated lead guitar and piano player. I knew the theory, and I could compose musical pieces. (Notice I said pieces and not songs).

Playing bass came easy because I always had rhythm and I love dancing! (OK, I said it. Dancing…) And I love technically challenging music.

So the stick allows me to combine the two in real time.

When I got the stick I found every advancement was like the steps on a flight of stairs. Playing and practice lead to individual advancements. Some came quicker then others.

In about a year I became familiar enough with the fretboard that I could play bass and chordal phrasing simultaneously. Like a piano man, but with the punch and groove of a bass and harmonic accompaniment of an Electric Guitar.

Now put some lyrics on top and voila… You have the tools to create some Cool-Prog-Funk-Rock.

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