My new Chapman Stick is sitting at the border, the studio is starting to shape up and I’m putting in 1 hour a day playing bass and guitar.
Tracking my stick’s trip on UPS, just waiting for customs to clear… Gee sounds like an Arlo Guthrie song.
Playing an hour a day, here is my first discovery.
It’s interesting how at times you seem to be spinning your wheels. So much effort trying to get a bit of traction. And at times forward momentum is sooooo… slow that it almost feels like going backwards.
That’s how my playing feels why not try these out.
However, I know from experience when I played regularly, that if you just keep doing it consistently, you allow your EARS to guide you. So when the moment comes when the muse materializes, even if for only for an instant, a leap in ability, confidence, excitement and joy takes place.
I can’t wait! Lets play…
Well, I ordered a 10 string Chapman stick and it will take about 3 to 4 months for the company to produce it and ship.
So what is a chapman stick?
Well take the idea of a piano and apply it to a guitar and bass. And instead of plucking the strings you just tap the note at the appropriate fret buy tamiflu.
Now imagine that you are playing the bass part with your left hand and the melody/chords with the right.
What does it sound like?
Here’s Kevin Keith on the stick just to give you an idea.