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. DVD included.