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Hey there 8 octaves! Yeah, not so much football anymore. Trying to make it about music wherever I can... Thanks for stopping by!
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So, it has been a week or two since we got this thing up and running again - and I have to say that the dialogue is interesting, slowly but surely new members are joining in, and in general a positive and fun atmosphere where people engage in civil discourse about music (tapping type music for the most part!)- bingo! Exactly what we want, right? Not asking for too much, just try to tap and be cool to each other...

I have a few ideas I want to try to get the community growing a bit, I will keep you posted on that. I have had a very busy schedule of late so I haven't had much chance to give the forum the attention it deserves, but that should change shortly - thanks for your patience!

I also want to tie my youtube channel into the page as well. I know, I am a Stickist and it's yet another biased Stickist opinion on things - but I like to think that I might bring a different perspective to the table and as such I'd like to present ideas and concepts that might be a springboard for further discussion...? Maybe if I do something like this, someone else might do some stuff along similar lines only with a different instrument and before you know it, a video library of ideas is available, free and open source for the most part, and readily available to all. 

More to come, guys. 

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I want to say how happy i am that you are the new owner. From the posts i have seen of yours on Stickist, you seem to be fairly relaxed, positive and open minded.
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ixlramp - thanks! I am trying to create and maintain a framework where folks are free to discuss what music they like to play, what they like to play said music on, and how they like to play said music. So keep doing what you do, it's awesome.

More to the point, if someone has a cool instrument they made up (clone or not) I want to see it, and hear it and see, read and hear other people's opinions on it to as well as hear from the guy who made it.

Remember guitar magazines? man... I used to just love those... Guitar Player, Guitar For The Practicing Musician, Guitar School, and Guitar World, and my favourite - Guitar Techniques...
I miss 'em...

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So do I, and I find your outlook regarding Tappistry very very refreshing and liberating !!

Keep the Faith 😉 😉 😉 


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Spammer with the usual advertising topic https://www.tappistry.org/profile/6839729
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User obliterated... lol
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Okay, so I have been on a sort of tapping hiatus, for the last little bit... all good, lots on the 'ole back burner, and hopefully I'll get a bunch of it posted.

1) I want to really have Tappistry revolve around how we learn and the music that we can create using this method of play. And in a collaborative manner wherever possible.So to encourage that I'll be reaching out to a whole bunch of folks who play via tapping. Like I have posted previously somewhere around here lol, there is already a Stickist.com and it's great, this forum will be a different animal altogether, I promise.

2) I have a bunch of stuff put together in the form of my "tapping hacks" for 12 string chapman Stick tuned to mirrored 4ths. However... I have long neglected my 10 str Railboard, and I think that I am going to create a sort of ongoing forum "blog" if you will detailing progress through the 3 main Chapman Stick books, Free Hands, The Stick Book and the Greg Howard Songbook. I think it would be cool, especially since I am going to do it from the perspective of "what I would do differently knowing what I know now..." Trying too really be true to Emmett's method and instrument sort of thing. Dialogue in the posts, video and audio examples. I'll do it, let's see how it goes...

3) We need some music around here... Sooo I am going to be working on recruiting some folks to do another tapping type collaboration. It would be extremely cool.

4) We need some scores... A library of tunes that "work" for tapping that are notated in a "tap-friendly" manner. On it.

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because I am still in the analog stone age, there's no way I could contribute anything - on the other hand, I'm not sure I would have anything worthy of contribution.

this being said, much to S.E. Cambria's astonishment, I placed the largest CD  order ever [like 40 maybe ??] so I'll be listening to all kinds of interesting stuff over the next couple of years or so, LOL !!!


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WARR, Mobius Megatar [2], Syme, KYDD, Ovation [2], Steinberger [3], Tune, Schecter, Musicmakers [lyres, etc...], Ibanez SRAS7 “Ashula”

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Furman

RAMSA, Alesis, Tascam, Fostex, Panasonic, Marantz, Sony, Roland, Yamaha, Audio Technica, AKG

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Having more music to listen to is always good...

George, even though you have all analog gear, I feel like you should easily be able to dump a mix "out" of your real to real or mixer or whatever "in" to your computer/Ipad/Iphone (press play) and if you had to, simply hit "record" with whatever free software you can get your hands on (Audacity/Reaper) then rip it into an MP3 (Again, tons of free tools out there) and then set yourself up with a Soundcloud account and share the stuff - I for one would love to hear it!

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...as far as computers go, try not to laugh too hard:

HP Palvilion running DOS and Windows 98 via dial up [which I LOVED !!]

Alienware Desktop running Ubuntu Lynx... I'm still trying to figure that one out.

1980s GRiDCASE Laptop - needs a power supply

HP Laptop running windows 10, which is this machine.

I'd love to get that mighty Alienware on line, but I need to figure out a wireless portal for it [that will run on a Ubuntu Lynx machine...] so it can hitch a ride on my wireless hotspot here....

 

So, this would be new technology.

On a somewhat related topic: when MySpace Music was still happening, I had a page there with some really good experimental compositions for all to hear.

Sadly, even I can't access that account anymore.

 


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digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Furman

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Had a Warr years ago but didn't have time so sold it.  About to get a Touch Instruments T8.  I'm looking for communication, support, techniques, ideas, etc.  Glad to see this site is up.
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Hi and welcome TDJMB, i'm guessing we have communicated on Talkbass?

The Touch Guitars T8 is the new model with a slightly altered body shape optimised for resting on the leg https://www.touchguitars.com/models-specs/t8/
What tuning have you chosen? The standard is Crafty fifths but i expect you may want something different.
It's rare to find an owner of a Touch Guitars instrument, i look forward to hearing more about it.
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Hi - yes - I mentioned it on Talkbass.  The tuning is Crafty-ish Bb F C G D A C D.  I have a long history with Guitar Craft and it's where I met Markus Reuter.
Like I said on Talkbass, one reason I went with Touch Guitars was because I couldn't find any info on Warr - so sorry to read about Mark's health problems.

The T8 is due to arrive in a couple weeks.  I chose cedar & redwood for a light weight.  Stefan says it's very resonant.
I've got a Euphonic Audio i350 from many years ago and just got the NL112 cab. 

One drawback: I have a twitch in my right hand.  It makes it hard to play guitar and I was thinking the touch guitar might work better for that.  
I got a botox shot and now the middle fingers on the right hand aren't working.  Hopefully it's temporary and it leaves me with 6 other fingers to work with - which is plenty.

I'll report back when I get it!
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Those Touch Guitars look real real nice, as I just visited their website....

 

I like the Warr instruments too, the level of craftsmanship is beyond belief, and boy do they play like a dream.

Like you, I also have some hand problems, just of different sorts - to the point where I felt my days of playing electric bass were a part of my past, but oddly enough, both the Warr Phalanx and the two Megatars I have [one is a Toneweaver....] showed that I still have a lot of music left to make.

Crafty is a good tuning, and I learned a ton from a human named Wayne out of NYC who went to one of the Guitar Craft seminars during the 1980s, and it was for him a life changing experience.

I look forwards to hearing about your new instrument once you get it and get to spend some time on it.


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WARR, Mobius Megatar [2], Syme, KYDD, Ovation [2], Steinberger [3], Tune, Schecter, Musicmakers [lyres, etc...], Ibanez SRAS7 “Ashula”

digitech, T.C. Electronics, ART, Lexicon, GK, Markbass, EA, Bag End, Guild/Hartke, SWR, EV, Radial, Furman

RAMSA, Alesis, Tascam, Fostex, Panasonic, Marantz, Sony, Roland, Yamaha, Audio Technica, AKG

Ampex, HHB, TDK Professional

 

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