Sunday Surprise: Chapman Stick

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A seriously capable instrument:

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mit vocals, ja?

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Asturias, always a good test of anything:

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With Didgeridoo, spectacular:

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Dawn's Meta's picture

Surprised I've never heard of this as we listen and play a lot of music.

The good players seem to really have this instrument in hand. Sounds to my ear like a mix of lute and guitar, with the range of a piano.

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@Dawn's Meta

first came out, I envisioned them as a combined bass and guitar, but that was just the acoustic unit. When some of these players add foot controls for fuzz, tremolo, wah, and all that they can get almost reminiscent of an organ, but they haven't really caught on with music groups.

be well and have a good one

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dystopian's picture

Awesome sounds man! I love the range of 'the stick'. amazing all the sounds they can get out of them. Love it with the didger... Would love to have one of these... as if I have shown a good understanding 6 strings...

thanks !

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@dystopian

I really wish my hands still worked, because I think it would be a real gas to fool around with.

be well and have a good one.

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mimi's picture

amazing sounds. Transferred to my son. Thanks.

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@mimi

be well and have a good one.

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