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Lessons On The Stick Emmett Chapman developed the Stick in 1969. It is played with two hands tapping notes on a neck that includes bass strings as well as melody strings. It gives the player the ability to play chords, melody, bass, and even percussion simultaneously. There are a handful of Stick virtuosos in the world today and Bob Culbertson would be at the top of many people’s list of great players. Bob is not only a great player, but also his experience and ability as a teacher is unrivaled in the Stick community. We are pleased to bring you Bob’s comprehensive instructional video course on this fun instrument. Bob’s course has been available on DVDs and we are the exclusive distributors of the package making it available as streaming video. This set of lessons starts with info for absolute beginners and progresses all the way into very complex theories and techniques that will challenge and advance the already accomplished player. There are over 30 individual lessons presented and most of them end with a performance where Bob demonstrates the ideas presented, along with drummer Joe Hodge. Beginning Lessons Basic Techniques Three Chords Major and Minor Chords Add Rhythm Bass Line and Independence Major and Minor Pentatonic Scales Blues Arpeggios Intermediate Lessons Bass Scale Right Hand Chords Left Hand Chords Scale Patterns Blues Progression Lead Blues Parts Chord Combinations I Soloing Two Hand Independence Bass Techniques Two Hand Arpeggios Left Hand Thumb Right Hand Thumb Chord Matching Advanced Lessons Unison Right Hand Chord Tricks Chord Combinations II Two-Handed Chord Techniques Slapping, Rhythms and Split Chords Right Hand Articulations Polyrhythms Advanced Left Hand Techniques I Advanced Left Hand Techniques II Effects