New Podcast! The Baton: A John Williams Musical Journey in JOHN WILLIAMS Posted 6 hours ago 18 hours ago, bruckhorn said: I started in the middle and listened to a few episodes (scores I was familiar with). I have now downloaded all of the episodes. I highly recommend them. The approach is amateur in the truest sense of the word: for the love of it. Very little techie talk (e.g.: chord progressions, use of pedal tones, use of modes) which usually comes from co-hosts. Heck, I think he misidentified a recorder as a flute, but I don’t expect him to point out the Wagner tubas in Empire. (Star Wars Oxygen didn’t mention it). And yet, with all I’ve read/heard about Stars Wars, there was something in his Star Wars episode that was new to me. That’s something, right? No, I’m not going to say what it was: you have to listen to it yourself. Just as a reminder: I mention in the first episode that I am not a trained musician, so approach this podcast knowing that. Plus, I would personally be bored if every episode was a music theory lecture. My frequent cohosts add that when needed and I am very thankful for that. @bruckhorn I am curious to know the new piece of information you learned in the Star Wars episode. Send me a private message.