Chapman Stick, a true strings / keyboard hybrid

Emmett Chapman has been making specialised tapping guitars at least since the early 1970's and Stanley Jordan is probably the world's best known tapping guitarist, but all these players are expanding the way we think about making music on the guitar.

Even if you have no intention of putting both hands on the fretboard - check out the work of these players and get inspired.

After watching this demo video, I don't know why the Chapman Stick hasn't entered Music Conservatories world wide! Emmett Chapman has developed a harpsichord on a stick, with expression - vibrato, bending - as well. This is a true conjunction of the keyboard and string family.