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 Songs that would make great stick songs 
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All good, Josh. :D It's so easy to read negativity into a typed message...

I definitely want to re-iterate that I am in no way saying any instrument is better than the other, I am just saying that by design each have very different strengths... Sure you can tap on a guitar, but not like you can on a Stick... same with strumming, sure it's a nifty thing to do in the right context on a Stick, but on a guitar, one can strum and only strum..., it's really part of it's design, heck there is even a place for you to strum on the instrument. Kind of like Mandolin vs Violin...

:D the possibilities are exciting... I have even started using a thumbpick on my guitars in hopes that I could utilize a plectrum of sorts on the Stick in the future for some stuff... I am honestly not sure if I care about emulating a guitar too closely, especially if I can already play guitar well enough to get my ideas out... might as well just play guitar. But there's a vocabulary I don't want to abandon, a sound, a sort of unbridled chaos that I get to control in the form of a Marshall JVM 410h head and a 1960 A 4x12 that is absolutely cranked... a nuclear warhead that sizzles and sputters notes as if they were shuriken...

I would absolutely LOVE to be able to ditch all of my guitars in favour of Stick. (Kind of) :D Y'know, just play all of my guitar stuff on the Stick as if it were an extended range guitar... someone calls me for a gig, and I just play the Stick... I go to jam, and I just play the Stick... no compromise, hopefully all of my Morse, Vai, Malmsteen and Stern stuff still works.... I have heaps of Scott Kerr music I'd like to take a swing at too... I guess the catch is whether or not I can translate my guitar stuff... Or do I just let the Stick lead me to where I am going and be totally ok with having another instrument to play...?

Again, not the Stick (or guitar's) fault that I can't do some music quite the way I'd like, but that responsibility lies 100% with the player (me)

Tapping is a different articulation than picking, that's all. Kind of like how getting punched hurts, getting kicked really hurts but getting savagely beaten by an aluminum bat transcends both...
(Everything still hurts, though)

I am horrible at analogies...

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:12 pm
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Post Re: Songs that would make great stick songs
Its interesting to me that for a relatively new instrument, the stick isn't pigeonholed into one genre, like the Scruggs style of banjo (yes, i know there are outliers like Bela fleck), but the stick seems to lend itself to so many types of music and playing.

What initially attracted me was the combination of guitar and piano that the stick always seemed to me to have. I know in my bass setup and playing, I always liked that piano like timbre that could be achieved. (especially with Kallium strings), but I digress.....

Here are two more I aspire to being able to do:

The least Ritchie Cunning Ritchie Cunning Song ever:



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The piano parts are just so great:

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Lol those were some pretty different tunes, I've never heard of any of it, but I have to say that they are cool! If this is the sort of stuff you have planned, then I am thinking you will be someone to watch out for!

An opinion; The Stick has it's own sound, and it's really interesting to hear how people 'solve' their musical needs with the instrument!

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[youtube2]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914[/youtube2]

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Nice choice!


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We need more Taylor Swift songs...

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Jayesskerr wrote:
We need more Taylor Swift songs...

She needs more ex-boyfriends. (Oh, the competition for lamest music between her and Katy Perry. Caught K.P. on SNL. Barff.)

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Post Re: Songs that would make great stick songs
How about Supertramp. I'm trying to do a version of Goodbye Stranger. I'll have to do it as a two stick thing too much to do as a single person without looping.

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