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Alive and Swell

Yes I'm actually still here, just quiet the past seven months... Concerning Percebe, there is little new since the last update; it's still an amazing product ("if I do say so myself"...), but it's just going to take time for the piano teachers to realize its ability to accelera...

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Percebe Facebook Ad

After just over a year in development, Percebe is finally being introduced to thousands of people, via a Facebook ad campaign that just started...about two minutes ago! ...plus however many minutes from the time I wrote this to...yeah. We were planning to launch the campaign about a month ago, b...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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