Yow! If this doesn’t sound like a podcast, I don’t know what does!
Honestly, I have so little to offer – what I understand is that scalloped bracing helps push energy to the high points, and make the valleys more flexible, because of where weight is located. Tapered simply distributes energy along the entire brace more evenly. But how that correlates to tone and attack, and how it can be used to modify or regulate same, is way above my pay grade –