My new Grand Stick arrived

It’s been from Washington state to NewJersey (seller sent it to the wrong address) and finally to Ohio, and arrived in great shape.  Still in tune also.  Looks and sounds great.  Letting it acclimate a bit before I dig in to a ‘get to know you’ session.

Eric Jarardi Band atCourthouse Plaza. You are missing it.

Looking for to an uninterrupted night if Stick practice.

Looking for to an uninterrupted night if Stick practice.

Creating new vs learning old

This has always been a struggle, even when I was studying saxophone.  Do I copy the licks from the masters, i.e.: Parker, Rollins, Coltrane, etc., or do I strive to create my own ideas.

40 years later, I still ask this question.

As I learn the Chapman Stick, I try to focus on learning covers, as I know this is the best way to prepare for playing in public.  Still, I find most of my practice time is spent meandering around the grid looking for interesting melodies and counterpoints.

Perhaps I’ll find what I’m looking for one day.

create creating music

loneliestboat:

jimmclaren:

Chapman Stick #1619-Padauk w/Stickup 10-string (at Richmond, British Columbia)

This one looks like it’s been routed for the Block pickup, but had the Stickup put back on, which was something I was wondering about. Cool stuff. 

loneliestboat:

jimmclaren:

Chapman Stick #1619-Padauk w/Stickup 10-string (at Richmond, British Columbia)

This one looks like it’s been routed for the Block pickup, but had the Stickup put back on, which was something I was wondering about. Cool stuff. 

My website at randybrown.us got hacked.  Three times in recent months.  Took it down and will move my music posts to Tumblr.

music

My messy studio. Reflects my musical life at the moment. In transition.

My messy studio. Reflects my musical life at the moment. In transition.

mrjsander:

Tiny Italian! #fiat #fiat500 #classiccar #classicdesign #italy #italiandesign

The grandfather of my new 500.

mrjsander:

Tiny Italian! #fiat #fiat500 #classiccar #classicdesign #italy #italiandesign

The grandfather of my new 500.