Adventures in Stickology
In 1969, jazz guitar virtuoso, Emmett Chapman, sought to employ both hands to produce unusual sounds from an electronic stringed instrument. The result was the Stick, a ten- or twelve-string instrument that is played by tapping fingers of both hands along the strings, instead of “fretting” with one hand and plucking with the other. Among the skilled players is Steve Adelson, who takes the possibilities of this instrument to great heights as both teacher and performer. This CD explores the range of opportunities for amazing music with this noteworthy instrument. . Guests of MIM learn more about the stick and its inventor in the USA-Canada gallery.