joelbecker.net
tech, music, life and meaning

Poetry

Typically when we think of poetry, we picture poetry of regular rhyme and rhythm. For example, eight syllables per line with every other line in rhyme, four lines per stanza. When those poems are put to music, they are often set to music that is similarly very regular, e.g. eight notes per phrase,...

Continue Reading...

Kung Fu Panda 3

My family returned recently from a long-distance road trip, and yesterday being our first full day back at home, we ended it with a relaxing family movie night. The kids chose Kung Fu Panda 3, which I had never seen before. Po, the main protagonist, must defeat Kai who has returned from the spir...

Continue Reading...

First page of the score

Before the conferences a few weeks ago I didn't have a minute to "flip the burger", working all day, all evening, many late (early?) nights, weekends. But during the week of Thanksgiving, as well as the weekends before and after, I certainly did make the flip, to Joel the mad composer. After c...

Continue Reading...

Our booth at Orlando

Recently I got back from our first two conferences for introducing Percebe to the public. The Florida Music Teachers Association had their conference in Orlando, and the Georgia Music Teachers Association in Macon, Georgia. Both of them were actually quite small in the world of conferences, with...

Continue Reading...

MusicScore

Thursday, May 10 of this year I woke up with a musical theme laying on my pillow, so to speak. Developed several variations of it while getting ready for the day, then finally had several hours on Saturday to work out a fully-scored composition. While it's not every day you hear 13 beats per measu...

Continue Reading...

MusicScore

Thursday, May 10 of this year I woke up with a musical theme laying on my pillow, so to speak. Developed several variations of it while getting ready for the day, then finally had several hours on Saturday to work out a fully-scored composition. While it's not every day you hear 13 beats per measu...

Continue Reading...

Rocket Launch

We're finally here: the launch! Which, if I remember correctly, also means that we go public with our company and product name. So here it is...wait, maybe I should try to create more suspense by...neah. Our product is called Percebe, which rhymes with "her Chevy". It is a Portuguese word (Dr. G...

Continue Reading...

Bowling gutter ball

With needing to get our first release out fast, it seemed like a good use of our money to outsource the web development, so that all of the user account management and subscription payments would be taken care of in parallel with my building the app. I still think it was a good idea, but as "my"...

Continue Reading...