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Back From Connecticut Stick Workshop

It was a fantastic experience online premarin.

A Great Bunch of Chapman Stick Players
A Great Bunch of Chapman Stick Players

Some take aways from the event:

  • Have the courage to make mistakes
  • Not everyone has the same technique
  • Listen to everyone to gain wisdom and insights
  • Think, play and listen

Thanks to everyone who participated. Especially Steve Adelson, Greg Howard and the organizer/host Brett Bottomsley.

Starting up a new discipline

It’s a new year and it’s time to apply a new approach

When I first started playing in the 60’s and 70’s, I practiced about 2 to 4 hours a day, on my own.

And with a band, I practiced 3 to 4 times a week.

So this year it’s going to be once a day… every day!

How about you?

Chapman Stick – A Humbling Experience

I have had the Stick now for a little over 2 weeks.

It’s humbling to accept that it will take a bit of time before I can feel “capable” to play it solo for anyone. When examining it online and listening to others play the stick, I thought it would be easy because of my 30 plus years playing bass, guitar and keyboards… NOT!

The fascinating thing is that I have to practice with headphones, because my downstairs neighbor hears it coming through the floor. When listening on headphones while you practice is less than forgiving. You hear every little nuance (good or bad) so it takes some getting use to and it males you very aware of your technique.

A most humbling experience!