Multi-instrumentalist Chris Stephens shows off his collection of Silk Road Lutes and plays some traditional music on Sitar, Chinese Pipa, Arabic Oud, Iranian Tar and Turkish Saz. Chris will show some of the common musical concepts found across all his instruments, what makes each one unique, and his experience teaching himself how to play them.
About Chris Stephens
Hudson Valley based multi-instrumentalist Chris Stephens is a musician like no other. The instruments he plays are the pipa, sitar, oud, saz, and tar; all members of the lute family along with guitar and banjo. Chris has spent years teaching himself how to play these instruments using recordings of traditional master musicians from each region as a guide.