A Tie To The Past: Cantus Firmus and Improvisatory Drumming

If you remember your music history, you will recall that beginning around the 10th century, an existing melody, often a Gregorian chant, was written into one voice of a contrapuntal vocal composition, and then the other voices were composed around it. This chant or anchoring melody was eventually called the cactus firms. The technique was … Continue reading A Tie To The Past: Cantus Firmus and Improvisatory Drumming