What in the world is a Chapman Stick? Michael Kollwitz, one of the first players of this innovative American stringed instrument, has answered this question thousands of times. Despite being one of the world’s newest and most unconventional instruments, it’s still not well-known.

This book will help you discover the fascinating history of the Chapman Stick. This unique instrument simultaneously combines elements of guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums.

Kollwitz shares his experiences learning the instrument as a protege of inventor Emmett Chapman and the challenges he faced in the earliest days of The Stick.

In this book, Michael shares his travels, the people he’s met, and the lessons he’s learned. His enthusiasm for innovative problem-solving shines through, inspiring readers and listeners to pursue their creative passions and never give up on their dreams.