The Chapman Stick is a stringed instrument invented by Emmett Chapman in the late 1960s. It consists of a long, narrow bar with a series of strings extending along its length. These strings are divided into two sections, one for playing melodic notes and the other for playing bass notes.

The Chapman Stick is played with both hands, using the tapping technique in which the musician taps the strings against the frets to produce sounds. Due to its unique design, the instrument allows the musician to play melodies, harmonies, and basslines simultaneously, making it a highly versatile instrument suitable for a wide variety of musical styles, such as jazz, experimental music, progressive rock, ambient music, and contemporary classical music.

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