Stickology: A Guide to Playing The Chapman Stick (Book + Online Video)
A comprehensive exploration of revolutionary Chapman Stick and it's accompanying tap techniques. A primer on theory will explain all the musical logistics enabling the student to fully gasp the concepts in this book. Mr. Chapman's unique approach to his 12 string invention will be explained by Steve Adelson in respect to chords, melody, improvisations, rhythmic capabilities, counterpoint and bass lines. Novel and standard techniques enabling the player maximum creativity will be outlined in detail with many ...more
Product Number:
21382M
Format:
Book + Online Video
Skill Level:
Beginning
Pages:
72
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9188-3
ISBN13:
978-07866-9188-3
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
9/15/2015
A comprehensive exploration of revolutionary Chapman Stick and it's accompanying tap techniques. A primer on theory will explain all the musical logistics enabling the student to fully gasp the concepts in this book. Mr. Chapman's unique approach to his 12 string invention will be explained by Steve Adelson in respect to chords, melody, improvisations, rhythmic capabilities, counterpoint and bass lines. Novel and standard techniques enabling the player maximum creativity will be outlined in detail with many examples in the text. All levels of playing will be considered and will be helpful for beginner, intermediate as well as advanced playing. This book will bring all these elements together, presenting a thorough study of this very new and exciting instrument. Includes access to online video.
Stickology: A Guide TO Playing The Chapman Stick

About the Author ................................................................... 2
A Note from the Author ......................................................... 3
Introduction ........................................................................... 4
Emmett Speaks (A Word from Emmett Chapman) .......................... 5
Notation Explanation ........................................................... 10
Tuning and Geometry .......................................................... 11
Did Something Say “Inlays”? .............................................. 14
The Umbilical Chord ........................................................... 17
Techniques ........................................................................... 18
Getting in Shape .................................................................. 20
Harmony .............................................................................. 22
Bass Applications ................................................................ 23
More Bass Applications ....................................................... 24
Two-Handed Bass ................................................................ 25
Bass Seventh Chords (Bass Side) ........................................ 26
Other Left-Hand (Bass) Varieties ........................................ 27
The Generic Ninth (Bass) .................................................... 27
Bass Lines (The Compass Bass System) ............................. 28
More Two-Handed Bass Ideas ............................................. 31
Treble Side of the Stick ....................................................... 34
Right-Hand Triads ............................................................... 35
Polychords ........................................................................... 37
Chemistry for Extended Chords .......................................... 40
The Augmented Triad .......................................................... 42
The Diminished Triad .......................................................... 42
Scales and Modes ................................................................ 43
Arpeggios............................................................................. 48
Treble Arpeggio Applications .............................................. 50
Polychordal Arpeggios ........................................................ 50
Treble Intervals .................................................................... 52
Expressive Techniques ......................................................... 54
Unique Stick Techniques ..................................................... 55
Music Theory ....................................................................... 59
Intervals .......................................................................... 59
Inverse Intervals (Crucial for the Stick) ......................... 60
Intervals Larger than an Octave ...................................... 60
Scales .............................................................................. 61
Major Scale Formula ...................................................... 61
Natural or Pure Minor Scales ......................................... 63
Parallels .......................................................................... 63
The Harmonic Minor Scale ............................................ 63
The Melodic Minor Scale ............................................... 64
Modes ............................................................................. 64
Chords ............................................................................. 66
Other Triads .................................................................... 67
Seventh Chords ............................................................... 67
Sixth Chords ................................................................... 68
Extensions ....................................................................... 68
Alterations ....................................................................... 68
Diatonic Chords .............................................................. 68
Diatonic Seventh Chords ................................................ 69
Keys ................................................................................ 69
“Tap Dance” ........................................................................ 70
 
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