Stickology, a Guide to Playing The Chapman Stick
by Steve Adelson
Lesson Book and DVD $30
Published by Mel Bay
STICKOLOGY, A GUIDE TO PLAYING THE CHAPMAN STICK is now available. 72 pages, published by Mel Bay and includes a one hour DVD.
Emmett's comments on the book:
A note of appreciation to Steve on this Christmas Day. We just
received Mel Bay's first shipment of the new lesson book,
"Stickology", and I just finished reading it through.
Many thanks Steve, for including my preface and history of the
playing method on the opening pages. I'm proud to have had a small
part in this excellent instructional resource for Stick and "FTI"
It covers all manner of Stick techniques from the solid foundations
to the more exotic finger expressions and stylistic devises, also
with some Stick history and music theory to add depth and meaning.
All the photos, tablature, diagrams and exercises will certainly
sustain interest and motivate musical progress.
Thanks also to Mel Bay Publications for publishing and releasing this
Stick book on two-handed string tapping. It's a great feeling to
have that kind of support from a long established music publisher
whose books have inspired countless young American musicians of past
Steve's DVD accompanies the book in a pouch on the inside rear cover,
and seems basically to recap all the lessons but in a humorous
personal style, showing how it's all physically done and what musical
possibilities can result. The DVD shows Steve in typical teaching
and communicating mode, following what I've always felt was one of
his callings, that is, to enlighten the student "by leaps and bounds"
- a master teachers technique that fosters independence in learning
and, ironically, ultimate freedom from the teacher.
Thanks Steve for the inspiration, Emmett.
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