March 5, 2014“Embrace It All” – Stephen James Taylor’s Transtonal Pop Album

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I have finally just released my Solo Transtonal Pop Album entitled “Embrace It All.” Check out this album on iTunes: These songs are all created using a new musical paradigm called Transcendent Tonality. Think of it as a broad and inclusive mode of perception embracing all possible notes… “regular” notes as well as those that […]

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March 21, 2013The Philosophers’ Journey (Transcendent Tonality)

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A journey through the sky with four flying philosophers via transcendent tonality (in this case using 31 tone equal temperament and just intonation),. Music downloadable on itunes, amazon, cdbaby etc.

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March 21, 2013Rockin’ Da Beat (Transcendent Tonality)

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Music written by Stephen James Taylor within the paradigm of “Transcendent Tonality”, an emerging term that encompasses microtonality. In this case using a 17 tone per octave scale, unequal, derived from Ervin Wilson”s “Moments of Symmetry” tuning continuum. Underlying meter and rhythms follow same geometry of long and short steps as the consecutive scale intervals […]

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February 21, 2013I LIKE IT HERE (Transcendent Tonality)

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I LIKE IT HERE (Transcendent Tonality)

“I Like It Here” is an easy stroll through 31 equal temperament using some spicy chord juxtapositions. The chromatic microtones in the guitar line clearly identify it as 31.  Check out the song now available on iTunes.

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February 19, 2013Trying to Break Out of Musical Prison

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There has never been a recorded culture that did not make music. Harry Partch in Genesis Of A Music writes: Music, “good” or not “good,” has only two ingredients that might be called God-given: the capacity of a body to vibrate and produce sound and the mechanism of the human ear that registers it.” I […]

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February 18, 2013The Value of Limits in the Creative Process

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Previously, I outlined some of the innate limits of human hearing. Rather than seeing such limits as a barrier, I see them as necessary to creativity. Human feeling needs freedom, but our perceptions and cognitions need limits. How well we learn within our limits defines our degrees of freedom.  The old philosophical argument regarding “free […]

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February 2, 2013SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT (Transcendent Tonality)

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SWING LOW, SWEET CHARIOT (Transcendent Tonality)

A traditional Negro spiritual taken to a new dimension.

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February 1, 2013Frequency Limitations

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How we live and learn within our biological sonic limits defines our degrees of freedom. If I am hearing impaired and you are not, we are both determined, but you have greater degrees of freedom. Let us consider the frequency range of hearing for humans and various selected animals: SPECIES           […]

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December 29, 2012This is NOT Philosophy!

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I really don’t like calling this a discussion of Philosophy. It’s not. We’re going to call it something else. Philosophy is on the second floor. (Review the Three Story Rap). Epistemology is on the 3rd floor. For some time, now, I have not seen Epistemology as a Branch of Philosophy. That definition is out of […]

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December 14, 2012Limiting the Unlimited: Personal Reflections on Erv Wilson and Arabic Liquor

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I was around 11 or 12 years old when I heard my grandfather, Joe Shikany, singing Arabic music with his friends. His eyes were tightly closed as he wailed “ya lay lee” accompanied by an oud (stringed instrument) and a doumbek (drum). There was a group of men sitting in a circle drinking Arak and […]

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