Bach and Forth

In previous episodes, we've touched on our admiration for Johann Sebastian Bach. In this episode, we do a little more justice to this great composer: we dive into what it means to learn, play, and perform his music on our instruments, and the joy it brings. Along the way, the fourth member of the Tap In Time crew comes along, we hear about "That Guy" Rob Gellner's Bach Odyssey, we learn that Gene isn't the only one in the analogy game, the harpsichord gets some love (or does it?), and more.

A Dime, a Dozen

It's common to find 10 or 12 strings on Sticks and other tappers, and Gene, Rodrigo, and Victor talk about it.  There's also mention of steroids, intimidation, being Emmett's second biggest fan, vintage (?) Sticks, and other bits sprinkled throughout.  Plus, a listener submission "Stick Minute" breaks in.

Ahhh! The feeling of bliss you experience when you're hangin' with people who know that it's not a sitar!  We swap stories about Stick gatherings we've been to, the people we've met, and the friends we've made.  Podcast learnings, dog parks, Stick bling, dealing with the bar crowd volume,and Gollum all find their way into the conversation.

Plugging It In

What do you plug the other end of that Stick cable into?  We tackle some of the factors that can come into play.  This episode is a bit longer- we hope you enjoy it!  A bit of talk about pickups, mixers, and how folks approach the instrument.  New arrivals, Vanagons (Transporter), managing multiple instruments at a gig, cheap craigslist combo amps, and other meanderings get chat time.

Power On

Gene, Rodrigo, and Victor introduce Tap In Time, a podcast for players of the Chapman Stick and other tapping instruments.  Who are we, what do we think we're doing, and why are we doing it?  Along the way: a mid-life crisis, seminar snippets, quitting smoking, it turns out we all like playing Bach, and more.

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