After spending time talking with Virna Splendore and Emmett Chapman in this month's interview
, we figured it was necessary to gather up some great Chapman Stick videos to really show off what the instrument -- and its talented players -- are capable of. Enjoy!
This video from Greg Howard is a great place to start, with an explanation of how the instrument is played, followed by a quick demonstration:
The Chapman Stick is a versatile instrument that can be played serenely, as in this clip of Verna Splendore and Irene Orleansky playing "Meditation":
But can also take on distorted rock tones, as in this clip of Nick Beggs:
Just for fun, "Cantina Band" from Star Wars, played by Guillaume Estace:
For more Stick vids, check out Greg Howard's YouTube channel, or just search "Chapman Stick" on YouTube for a ton of Stick videos, including old videos of Emmett Chapman playing his own invention.