Josh Goldberg's Tap Theory is creating educational resources for the Chapman Stick
26

patrons

$356
per month
Hi,

My name is Josh and I am a Boston based Chapman Stick player, teacher and YouTube creator.  In 2013, I became the youngest player to receive an artist feature from Stick Enterprises for both my music, and my instructional YouTube series, "Stick Science," and have since been busy teaching, playing in my group GEPH, and releasing my own music.

Because of my passion for both the Stick and teaching, I strive to bring my knowledge of the instrument to the world, and have set out on a mission to record everything I know about the Chapman Stick in the form of quality instructional videos and etudes, arrangements of popular songs and their transcriptions, e-sheets and real time, face-to-face online lessons.

Your contribution will help to provide me with the time and resources necessary to create the tools every aspiring stickist needs to achieve their goals. With your support, in the coming months I will produce some of the best Stick based instructional videos on the internet, comprehensive exercises and music theory documents, and accurate transcriptions to drive your progress to new heights!

Thank you for coming with me on this journey!  Head over to the left and check out all the topics Tap Theory has to offer, take a look at the curriculum maps & keep exploring!
-Josh
Rewards
Basic Subscription
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You will receive one very thankful virtual hug. More importantly, you'll have access to my subscriber-only section, which includes:

You can also shoot me a message any time with music related questions!
  • Early access to the Tap Theory instructional and performance video series, an ever growing group of short videos which will cover a broad range of music and musical topics from beginner levels and up.  Updated every month.


  • Access to all available Stick Tricks tabs, each matched to their respective micro-lessons hosted on my instagram, @tap_theory.
Advanced Subscription
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, as well as:
  • Access to exercises specific to each Tap Theory instructional video.
  • Transcriptions of my YouTube performance videos in tablature and, on request, sheet music.
  • The ability to suggest the topic for the next instructional video.  The most-asked for topic will be chosen each month.
VIP Subscription
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
Everything above, as well as:
  • Access to video breakdowns of each performance video to supplement the transcriptions.
  • Access to all of my recorded theory knowledge as it applies to the Stick in digital format.
  • Your name in the producer credits of every subsequent video.  Since I make my videos long before I release them, there will be a two weeks to a month's lag between your subscription and the credits being updated.
  • A digital download of my solo album, Journey to the Center of the Ear.
30 minute Skype lesson
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
VIP Subscription, as well as:

Subscribing at $30 a month entitles you to one half hour Skype lesson a month on any topic of your choice!
Hour long Skype lesson
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
VIP Subscription, as well as:

Subscribing at $50 entitles you to an hour long Skype lesson a month on any topic of your choosing!
Goals
$356 of $500 per month
If I reach this goal, I'll be able to afford to pay Tyler from GEPH to start making really sweet pedal demo videos for the Stick.
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Hi,

My name is Josh and I am a Boston based Chapman Stick player, teacher and YouTube creator.  In 2013, I became the youngest player to receive an artist feature from Stick Enterprises for both my music, and my instructional YouTube series, "Stick Science," and have since been busy teaching, playing in my group GEPH, and releasing my own music.

Because of my passion for both the Stick and teaching, I strive to bring my knowledge of the instrument to the world, and have set out on a mission to record everything I know about the Chapman Stick in the form of quality instructional videos and etudes, arrangements of popular songs and their transcriptions, e-sheets and real time, face-to-face online lessons.

Your contribution will help to provide me with the time and resources necessary to create the tools every aspiring stickist needs to achieve their goals. With your support, in the coming months I will produce some of the best Stick based instructional videos on the internet, comprehensive exercises and music theory documents, and accurate transcriptions to drive your progress to new heights!

Thank you for coming with me on this journey!  Head over to the left and check out all the topics Tap Theory has to offer, take a look at the curriculum maps & keep exploring!
-Josh

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Rewards
Basic Subscription
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
You will receive one very thankful virtual hug. More importantly, you'll have access to my subscriber-only section, which includes:

You can also shoot me a message any time with music related questions!
  • Early access to the Tap Theory instructional and performance video series, an ever growing group of short videos which will cover a broad range of music and musical topics from beginner levels and up.  Updated every month.


  • Access to all available Stick Tricks tabs, each matched to their respective micro-lessons hosted on my instagram, @tap_theory.
Advanced Subscription
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
Everything above, as well as:
  • Access to exercises specific to each Tap Theory instructional video.
  • Transcriptions of my YouTube performance videos in tablature and, on request, sheet music.
  • The ability to suggest the topic for the next instructional video.  The most-asked for topic will be chosen each month.
VIP Subscription
$10 or more per month 20 patrons
Everything above, as well as:
  • Access to video breakdowns of each performance video to supplement the transcriptions.
  • Access to all of my recorded theory knowledge as it applies to the Stick in digital format.
  • Your name in the producer credits of every subsequent video.  Since I make my videos long before I release them, there will be a two weeks to a month's lag between your subscription and the credits being updated.
  • A digital download of my solo album, Journey to the Center of the Ear.
30 minute Skype lesson
$30 or more per month 1 of 10 patrons
VIP Subscription, as well as:

Subscribing at $30 a month entitles you to one half hour Skype lesson a month on any topic of your choice!
Hour long Skype lesson
$50 or more per month 1 of 25 patrons
VIP Subscription, as well as:

Subscribing at $50 entitles you to an hour long Skype lesson a month on any topic of your choosing!