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Who's heard Little Richard sing "Shake a Hand"?

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    I learned of these beasts many years ago. I have enough trouble coordinating ten (oops. That's nine fingers)fingers playing on four strings perfectly. I don't understand how both hands operate entirely independently. Maybe I am simply developmentally disabled--or maybe one needn't be a genius to play the Chapman Stick? All I know is that I wouldn't dream of overtaxing my brain with one of these things.

    I freely admit that some people play the Stick amazingly well. Good for them! I thought I played hammer-ons well, but what did I know?
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    There's a world of difference between playing for free or being paid to play. Amateur players are very eager (in my experience) yet professionals simply lay it down in a solid and repeatable manner. Even if the pay was low you were good enough at it to demand money.
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    I think it requires kind of a pianist's ability to work two musical lines with different hands. I don't think I can separate my brain like that, either. I always sucked on the piano.

    I am extremely impressed, perhaps obsessed with the sound of this thing. I stayed up late last night watching videos of the inventor talking about the build process. There is a new version called the Railboard that is absolutely off the planet with its build quality. It has a one-piece neck/board machined to incredibly tight tolerances from billet aluminum.
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    It is fantastic to be shown how and why a song is considered great. I have enough (music) theory to know what he's talking about--most of the time.

    Seems I'm prejudiced against a lot of modern music. While Mr Beatto shows why some of the Top Ten are excellent I find that my ears just don't want to hear a lot of it. I guess ossification comes to many of us.
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    Fortunately, I have more sense than money. I won't be buying one any time soon ;)
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    George, PM me your email address. I have something to send you, and I think any address I have for you is too old.
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    I can somewhat grok playing a keyboard with two independent hands. I don't play keyboards, of course. However, these Chapman Stick players seem to have two completely independent hands. I might be able to handle two slightly independent hands on a keyboard. Singing and playing at the same time requires an independence between voice and instrument, but they are pretty closely related.

    Ah, I love those billets! Wanted an old truck with a banged up body. Little did the motoring public know that those "steel" body panels were carefully machined from titanium billets! Five hundred horses would really move such a light weight body. In my imagination, of course.
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    LOL!
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    I think Mark Twain REALLY understood that we think we are above all of the rest of the animals. We are freakin' apes I tells ya.
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    This song always depressed me. It's a great song, but Billy's demise bums me out.
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    Dunno how to send a PM GOL style. My email address has been the same for at least fifteen years. Or if not, the same email outfit for fifteen years will resolve the old address into the newer one.
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    Brian Wison and Al Jardine Wouldn't It Be Nice



    Sure love this song. Did then, do now.
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    Elvis Costello Beyond Belief

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    Rick Beatto What Makes This Song Great? Ep 94 Gordon Lightfoot

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    Wait For It... Thunderpussy White Rabbit



    Apologies, I just had to post it. They ain't bad...
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    I see Phil Spector died yesterday. I have mixed feelings.

    He was undoubtedly a genius, creating the dominating sound in pop for a generation, but boy-oh-brother, did he screw his life up.
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    Is the email cl*****r1@a******mail.com?

    I've sent a note there; ping it back if it's correct
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    I have enjoyed all his musical break downs, a real educator.
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    A hard lesson for me for some reason...Intelligence does not indicate goodness in any way.
    I'm sure 10,000 tears have fallen over this.

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