The Chapman Stick is a fretboard instrument that is played piano-style, with the fingers of both hands tapping down onto the strings; with no picking or strumming. This technique leaves both hands free to play separate parts, the left hand playing the chords while the right hand plays the melody. The result is a huge sound with a rich, harp-like tone. The Stick and the two-handed tapping technique were both invented by Emmett Chapman in the early 1970s. Emmett's astounding innovations have now enabled fretboardists the world over to reach an otherwise impossible musical potential. For more information about the Stick, visit www.stick.com.