For the sake of clarity, my description of what M.A.M.I. is and what M.A.M.I. is not:
M.A.M.I. … neither the concept, nor the content… represent a “method” of study: but actually exist… and are intended for use… as REFERENCE materials.
More specifically, the concept represents the foundation for the M.A.M.I. integrated NOTES, CHORDS, + SCALES chart diagrams. These diagrams being reference materials… similar to maps… and designed to be useful primarily FOR THE PURPOSE OF CREATIVITY.
ULTIMATELY TO ASSIST YOUR OWN CREATIVE ASPIRATIONS!
In my opinion, every grouping / combination of notes can serve as a palette of choice to create some idea of musical interest… whether melodically, or harmonically… given tasteful experimentation.
So while there are many methods… and incredible ones (please understand that I’m not judging “methods”, nor the value of this type of study by saying what follows)… what I’ve instead specifically tried to do with M.A.M.I. was / is NOT to say strictly “play this, over this, this way”.
But instead to just literally present note groupings… in the form of scales (and such to effectively serve as “musical palettes”), along with a detailed system of immediate visual analysis… for these groupings.
Ultimately the purpose / point of M.A.M.I. is to foster and encourage easy creative experimentation: such to potentially help you find new, fresh, unique ideas and approaches to your instrument, as well as to be able to purposefully incorporate these sounds, moods and spirits into your music compositions.
So if you’re looking to find, plus develop more of your own unique musical ideas and approach to the instrument, perhaps M.A.M.I. Diagrams and Books can help you get where you wish to go.
Ultimately, I wish you the blessing of best success in your musical… and life… endeavors, regardless of the paths that you journey.
Live well and prosper… 😉 LOL
Richard “Spock” Armstrong