There’s an Armenian folk tale that tells of a man who had a bass guitar with only one string, which he used to play for hours on end — always holding his finger in the same place. For seven years his wife put up with this note in the patient expectation that her husband would die of boredom.
But since that never happened, one evening she remarked gently, ‘I’ve noticed on Bruce Thomas’s videos that this wonderful instrument has four strings, and he moves his fingers up and down.’
The husband stopped playing for a moment, sighed, and replied, ‘You are a woman long of nasal hair and short of understanding. Of course he moves his fingers up and down. He’s still looking for the right place. I’ve found it!’