Emmett Chapman’s unique two-handed tapping method connects the musician more powerfully and more intimately to a stringed instrument than ever before. With both hands as equal partners on the fretboard, each hand can play independent lines, or the two hands can work in concert to form interlaced arrangements.
The Stick method enables live execution of complete musical concepts, from the bass on through chords and melody, to the effects, ambients and sweeteners, greatly enlarging the musical scope.
Guitarists can now play lead lines backed by their own rhythm and counterpoint from all registers.
Bassists can support a group with driving low frequencies while filling in the spaces with chordal upbeats and melodic patterns.
Keyboardists will discover a hundred subtle elements of expression, fingers directly engaging the vibrating strings, and will excel at two-handed independence.
Drummers can apply familiar rhythmic techniques and reflexes to the world of harmony, simply by measuring distances between the hands and between the fingers on each hand.
Even novice musicians discover the ease of making fully realized song arrangements and harmonically meaningful improvs on this minimalistic instrumental design.