The Chapman Stick totally rocks!!!

playing the Chapman StickI’m learning a new music instrument here, The Chapman Stick. It’s so fun because on the stick you can play both bass, comping chords and melody lines at the same time. The instrument has twelve strings divided into two groups of six and each group has its own set of electro magnetic pickups and output.

The Stick was invented by musician Emmet Chapman in the late sixties to be used by himself as his “custom instrument”. However, many folks that heard him play also wanted sticks so Emmet started manufacturing in -74. I feel honored having an instrument actually built by the inventor. Thank you, Emmet!

Here’s where you can read more about The Chapman Stick.

Epilogue: Below is a quick video I recorded as a freshman on the Stick. I will soon upload something more exciting, as I’m slowly rewiring brain to improve its skills as the conductor of the “two independent hands” orchestra.

7 thoughts on “The Chapman Stick totally rocks!!!”

  1. Hello Jair-Rohm.

    Sorry, I didn’t realize I didn’t leave any contact.

    You can send me an email to: palomo.alonso @ gmail dot com

    I advice you that the Chapman Stick is in Spain.

    Thanks a lot.

    Best regards.

    – Rubén Alonso –

  2. Emmett tried to teach me to play it back in the early 90s. I love the instrument, i just couldn’t get my head (hands) around it at the time. I still toy with the idea of picking it up. Hmmm, perhaps it’s soon time for some Stick duets, Per?

  3. Hello!

    I’m selling my blue polycarbonate Chapman Stick.

    Don’t hesitate to contact me for further details.

    Thank you very much.

    Best regards.

    – Rubén Alonso –

  4. Per really neat – such a great instrument, if I wasn’t up to my ears in instruments it would be on my list maybe still should be. Dig the feel of slight reggae here.


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