Funny how much I remember

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Funny how much I remember from the time I had with the previous Chapman Stick.  I’ve been reacquainting myself with its requirements, i.e.: body and hand positioning, tuning, etc.  Much is coming right back to me.

I have made some improvements to the tonal setup from what I did several years ago… by actually setting some boost to the mid range.  Really enjoying the plain ol’ Stickup pickup on the Alto.  Very pure.

Much work to do to make up for time spent in other pursuits.

Another journey

Received a new instrument today.  A Chapman Stick Alto.  Beautiful Rosewood.  So, a new journey begins.

Actually, the journey continues…

I had a couple Chapman Sticks several years ago.  My impatience caused me to sell them.  I was not mastering the playing of the instrument fast enough.

Foolish.

I’ve settled quite a bit since retiring.  Sold off all of the unnecessary musical distractions.  Have been through serious experimental phase and am now interested in simpler approaches.

Not that the Chapman Stick is simple…