Today I learned about an instrument called the Chapman Stick – It been around since the 1970’s. This musical instrument is freaking awesome. What can I say. I love innovative things. This really is a cool instrument that looks like a guitar, but played like a Piano. Seems to be harder to master then the piano as this instrument has what is called texture. Take a look as the following videos, and you will see what I mean. The Chapman stick is fully customizable to the player. It has incredible pickup and only a slight touch of the strings makes some beautiful music.  I will let the following videos speak for themself. ENJOY.

What is a Chapman Stick by Emmett Chapman

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvuiAobq2_Y[/youtube]

Jazz Improv – AZUL 

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8AMAQPIOeao[/youtube]