Ever Heard of a Chapman Stick? It’s pretty darn cool

The Chapman Stick is an electric string instrument with ten or twelve individually tuned strings. It has a wide range of uses, from playing melodies to bass lines to chords.

 

This handsome fella is Francisco Rafart. He is a Chilean Chapman Stick performer and composer.

This is the opening track of Rafart´s chapman stick album “The Handbook of the Acid Rider” (2013). Music by Francisco Rafart and Pat Nuño. Video by Pat Nuño (2014). Guitar by Fernando Daza. Drums by Pablo Martinez. Recorded by Rodrigo Morel at Estudios Machete, Santiago de Chile. Mastered by Mike Tholen at Rax Trax Recording, Chicago, IL.

The Handbook of the Acid Rider

Here is Bob Culbertson performing a beautiful rendition of the Beatles song “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. This performance includes various expression techniques and improvisation.

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Earlier this year “The Stickman” showed off his amazing talents playing the Chapman Stick which led to him winning the Solo Instrumental video challenge on indi.com.

The Stickman

Star Wars “Cantina Band” on Chapman Stick

 

Learn more at http://www.stick.com/

 

 

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