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.