Yearly Archives: 2018

“It’s a Stick Thing” . . : Complaints and Coincidences

Recently, two separate Chapman Stick related events occurred to me in the course of two days. Given that the Chapman Stick related things are not exactly common everyday occurrences, it gave me pause. The first was a comment I received

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Stick Theory: Little Wing (Jimi Hendrix Cover) on the Chapman Stick Guitar

I just want to let everyone know that I just posted a new video to Stick Theory, my playlist of solo Chapman Stick Guitar videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLogHrynqXOvSmeQXOw_SAW0etIHHKV8mX). It’s my (very loose) interpretation of Hendrix’s classic song Little Wing. I would like

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“And Now For Something Completely Different” . . . : Listening To Music Before And After Isolated Tracks

I was recently watching a movie with my wife called French Kiss (1995) with Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline. It’s a lightweight romantic comedy but there was one scenr that I found interesting. It takes place in the childhood home

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

“David Bowie is” . . . : Bowie at The Brooklyn Museum, a Synthesizer and Cut-Up

Last week I saw “David Bowie Is . . .”, the exhibition currently at the Brooklyn Museum that examines the art and career of David Bowie.  Any fan of Bowie will be impressed by the breath and depth in which

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Stick Theory: Dark Star (Grateful Dead Cover) on the Chapman Stick Guitar

I want to announce the start of a new YouTube playlist on the RoyMusicUSA YouTube channel called Stick Theory (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLogHrynqXOvSmeQXOw_SAW0etIHHKV8mX). The playlist will feature solo Chapman Stick Guitar videos performed at the ManRoy studios here at Casa de RoyMusicUSA (okay,

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“I Love The Colorful Clothes She Wears” . . . : The Beach Boy’s Good Vibrations

In my previous post I briefly talked about the great bassist, Carol Kaye. In a career of over 50 years and over 10,000 recording, spanning artists from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley to The Monkees to practically every TV show

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“Bass Is The Place” . . . . : Reverb Bass Tricks Videos

Reverb?? On a bass?!! No, I’m not talking about using reverb on a bass (reverb, the audio effect that makes the instrument sound like it was played in a bigger space, is generally considered not be good for bass as

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