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 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: So..........What's Next?

Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:24 pm 

Replies: 31
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Okay Let me turn the table on you. Is there a Stick player or NSstickist whom you think is a great "Performer". If not can you give an example of a (other inst.) performer you think is outstanding? For me the greatest performances I've ever seen involved very little "Showmanship"...

 Forum: Announcements   Topic: Connecticut Gig

 Post subject: Connecticut Gig
Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:38 pm 

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Hi Everyone I will be playing a solo set at the Corner Pocket in Orange Saturday night 9-9:45

followed by the great prog.fusion band "Styrocultural Antidote" (Eclectic progressive fusions)

Hope to see you there

Brett Bottomley

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Copyrights and Stick cover tunes

Posted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 6:01 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 749


Rob
Does this mean you are getting ready to release a cd? :D


Brett

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Jazz concepts and the Stick

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:52 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2672


Tritone, Steve is right, if you have courage please share your music. In the past I have agreed in part with some of your arguments and have explained where I think you were wrong. In this case you have insulted an artist and seem unwilling to specifically point out your dislikes. Just implying that...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Jazz concepts and the Stick

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:58 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2672


GREAT THREAD I think a lot of valid points have been brought up here. here is my take. I think that both chords and basslines work well for left hand accompaniment. I think that the skys the limit with the stick in this area. 88 persuader is right (I think) it is up to the artist to decide what func...

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Hi from the uk, newbie time..

Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:33 am 

Replies: 11
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Hi Nig What part of the UK are you from? Yes it gets better. however you have to be patient it isn't immediate. What do you see yourself doing with the sb8? are you primarily looking yo play bass parts or are you thinking about 2 seperate independent parts? What style of music are you currently play...

 Forum: Showcase   Topic: GIANT STEPS

 Post subject: Re: GIANT STEPS
Posted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1137


Well done Jason. nice walking. Are you soloing over the changes?
This is one of those tunes which you can play your whole life and still find new challenges in.

very impressive

Brett

 Forum: Chapman Stick®   Topic: Rainy Day on The Green

 Post subject: Rainy Day on The Green
Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 1:30 pm 

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Well my Quartet performance on the New Haven Green was rained out (total downpour) So I sent my quartet home and ended up playing a solo and duet set under a tent for about 2 dozen people. Thanks to Brian anf his dad for driving the 2 hours to see me as well as all the others who came out. Well next...

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: E-I-E-I-O

 Post subject: Re: E-I-E-I-O
Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 1:32 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1603


Hey Greg I have been using the Stick in my teaching of elementary school kids for the past 5 years. It's an amazing accompanying instrument and learning folk songs really aid in articulation. I think everyone should learn "old MacDonald" and "Hotcross Buns" and try to play them l...

 Forum: Inspirations   Topic: Journeys

 Post subject: Re: Journeys
Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:43 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 930


Thanks so much Ray yeah, I really set out to make a jazz CD not a "stick" CD. I really love a lot of "stick music" out there, but for me music comes from the same place no matter what instrument I'm playing. The music I hear in my head is always about improv and when I'm with oth...
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