November 19, 2017

In the composition "I Am That I Am", composed for the 22" instrument Afrikan Arkestra, I had the opportunity to experiment with a method I picked up from one of David Baker's books "Arranging and Composing". On page 12 of his book, he listed examples of brass and woodw...

September 17, 2017

Creativity Opus 2: Just Remember Jazz started with a Black Man 

trying to get his thoughts about music out of his head and into his instrument or into some paper so other people could get it into their instruments. Jazz is strong bold music created by a strong and bold...

August 17, 2017


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REDEFINING THE 12 TONE SYSTEM: A creative contemplation tool for musicians developed by Composer, Pianist

and Music Theorist Ashby Anderson, The TETRA SET as an aid to understanding the Diminished Augmented System of Harmon...

August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Video about the Diminished Augmented System of Scales and Harmony.

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May 2, 2017

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In Part I of "Redefining the 12 Tone System of Harmony" this article will provide proof that the Diminished scale and its' resulting harmonies are not a 4 tonic system as frequently taught in Jazz theory and Jazz vernacular. Second, this article wil...

December 31, 2016

 Video about The Universal Chord Method For Tonal Navigation

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December 28, 2016

What are permutations? A permutation is a method of finding all the possible combinations of a set of anything. This could be a set of numbers, a set of musical notes a set of musical forms or a set of musical phrases. Anything that you can combine into a set number of...

November 27, 2016

Part II

The first thing that we want to look at when we begin a composition is the framework. You need to decide how many bars of music will frame your musical ideas.After that, you need to make a decision on how the bars will be divided and how will the sections be det...