Yearly Archives: 2018

“My Bass Space” . . . : The Fender Precision Bass

For the last several years I have been focusing my musical energies on mastering the Chapman Stick, an endeavor that I have written about previously. Recently I decided to take a break from that instrument and return to my primary

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Posted in Bass, Equipment

“What Makes This Song Great?” : Rick Beato Videos Look Under The Hood of Classic Songs

I have written previously on how hearing individual instrument parts of a favorite tune can give you a whole new perspective and appreciation of the song (https://roymusicusa.com/2018/04/12/and-now-for-something-completely-different-listening-to-music-before-and-after-isolated-tracks/). Along those lines I want to let everyone know about a great series

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Posted in Classic Rock, Music Appreciation and Analysis

Stick Theory – My Interview with Music Talk

I going to conclude (for the time being) my video series, Stick Theory, with an interview I did for the pilot for a talk show focusing on local NYC musicians that was to be shown on Manhattan Neighborhood Network cable

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Stick Theory – Bodega Cats (Original Song) on the Chapman Stick Guitar

This is my tune, Bodega Cats, played on the Chapman Stick Guitar (SG12). I’m using the double guitar tuning so it’s like two standard guitar necks joined together. This was the first tune I wrote on the Chapman Stick guitar.

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Posted in Chapman Stick, Jam Band, Jazz

Stick Theory: Norwegian Wood (Beatles cover) on the Chapman Stick Guitar

I’m continuing my series of Chapman Stick Guitar videos with my cover of the classic Beatles tune Norwegian Wood. Their is a long history of jazz versions of Beatles songs. That’s the subject for a future post. I’m just adding

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Posted in Chapman Stick, Improvisation, Jazz

Stick Theory – Summertime (Jazz Standard) on the Chapman Stick Guitar SG12

Summer is finally making itself known to us here in NYC so it seems like an appropriate time to post my cover of the jazz standard Summertime to Stick Theory, the playlist of my solo Chapman Stick Guitar videos (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLogHrynqXOvSmeQXOw_SAW0etIHHKV8mX).

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“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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