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Cyber Monday Sale on all Instrumental Music

Monday is the day! If you are looking for some last minute instrumental Christmas Music, this is the PERFECT DAY to purchase music from AnderKamp Music. Our Cyber Monday special is going on right now (Monday, November 28, 2016). 50% off from 9am-12pm (Eastern) 30% off from 12pm-3pm (Eastern) 20% off from 3pm-6pm (Eastern) Use [...]

God Bless the USA – Lee Greenwood with RamCorps

I had mentioned in an earlier update that RamCorps from The University of Mobile had asked me to help out with some arranging for their performances on the Duck Commander Cruise. RamCorps is a high-impact visual brass and percussion ensemble. High energy is RIGHT! For the last night's finale on the cruise, they were asked [...]

I don’t know but he’s off the payroll (What do I do?)

When I first moved to Nashville, almost 21 years ago (January 1996), I moved here to 'do music'. In my mind, I knew what that meant. Music. Simple enough. But there are really a whole lot of facets to what I have had the opportunity to do throughout my musical career. After about 5 or [...]

Behind the Scenes – Retro Hymns 2 – The Horns!

Roger Breland has said for years that the horns were the icing on the cake.   I gotta be honest...I LOVE ICING!   My creative process for a song in Retro Hymns 2: I've picked the song. I've figured a 'general groove' idea. I went to my drummer friend Tom's studio and he created some [...]

Behind the Scenes – Retro Hymns 2 – Recording the Rhythm Section (Tracking)

So I've got my songs picked out. I've got arrangements figured out. I have a road map created. It gets really, really fun at this point. If you read this blog much, you'll see that I reference Lari Goss quite a bunch. I've said it before a bunch, but if you're new here...I moved to [...]

Behind the Scenes – Retro Hymns 2 – Arranging w/The Nashville Number System

  Clinton Roemer, Staedtler Mars Plastic Eraser, Judy Green Sheet Music That's my 'upbringing'. For a pretty large collection of folks, those words probably don't mean anything. But, for a good number of folks (maybe age 40 and older), this is how you began.   A yellow legal pad. This idea represents so many things [...]

Behind the Scenes – Retro Hymns 2 – Song Selection

I love watching 'behind the scenes' videos for movies. If there are 'DVD Extras', I am watching them. And as a composer and arranger, WHENEVER there is a behind the scenes on the making of movie music, I WILL WATCH IT!  (Here's John Williams recording Star Wars - Episode 1 behind the scenes) While I [...]

RH2 – THIS IS FOR YOU – Because it’s inclusionary

  I sat down in a church orchestra for the first time when I was in 8th grade (about 32 years ago). I had just started playing trumpet the year before that in 7th grade. I sat down next to some college trumpet players and some guys that were out of college. In the orchestra [...]

RH2 – THIS IS FOR YOU – Because it’s challenging

  There is an amazingly powerful choral anthem called 'Psalm 24' arranged by a friend of mine, Bradley Knight, for Prism Music. I remember the first time I looked at it with my choir. They're looking at the sheet music and we're listening to the demo recording. There's an epic intro, a great groove gets [...]

RH2 – THIS IS FOR YOU – Because it’s playable

  That sounds really cool! I love that record! I love those arrangements!   And then sometimes I hear..."I don't know if my folks can play that."   I believe in elephants. But I don't believe they should sit on the sofa in the living room without someone at least saying "Hi. How are you [...]

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