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Emmett Chapman

Read more about the musician and inventor who created the Stick and the innovative Free Hands method used to play his instruments.

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The Evolution of a Musical Art

Emmett's own account of how this revolutionary new method of playing stringed instruments came to be, first published by Electronic Musician Magazine.

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Timeline of Stick Advancements

Since the first production model was sold in 1974, Emmett has continued to refine and improve his original Stick design adding new instrument models.

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The "Birth of Two-Handed Tapping"

An article written by Jim Reilly for the UK publication, Bass Guitar Magazine in issue 6/2003.

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Moves on Touchboard

by Emmett Chapman Reprint from Free Hands and Gordon Baird’s "Musician, Player and Listener", July 1976.

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StickMan, The Story of Emmett Chapman and the Instrument he Created

Jim Reilly's biography of Emmett


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