5 Minute Piano Lessons: C Major scale for the Left Hand

As a teacher of twenty five students, I highly recommend private lessons.  For those on the go, wishing to learn what they can, this is the place for you. It takes years of study to play the piano correctly.  I will only be touching on the finer points here.  Feel free to post any questions…

5 Minute Piano Lessons: C Major Scale for the Right Hand

As a teacher of twenty five students, I highly recommend private lessons.  For those on the go, wishing to learn what they can, this is the place for you. It takes years of study to play the piano correctly.  I will only be touching on the finer points here.  Feel free to post any questions…

Undervalued

I just finished watching Moneyball. Great movie! I always undervalued it though. When it came out, I gave it a hard pass. I avoided it even. It’s about Baseball and I hate sports movies. This one was different because it told the story of undervalued players.  Spoilers if you plan to watch the movie. The protagonist…

Who is DeepwellBridge

DeepwellBridge is an official Minecraft partner run by a single person. He created the Chronicles of Clo adventure map which is a very large exploration and puzzle game that can be bought in the Marketplace. Do a search for “Clo” there, and you’ll find it. But who is he really? Deep began playing Minecraft during…

Sebastian And Buford Save Christmas

This is a rough recording of the story… hopefully you will find it warming your hearts right before Christmas. This is the second chapter.  The first can be purchased for a single buck.  You can find it here. Enjoy the second, and very Christmas, chapter about a boy and his giant lovable scaredy-cat named Buford.

Building Anomalous Ruins Part 2: The Old Town of Origin City

The earliest versions of Anomalous Ruins began at an airship crash.  The player simply walked the protagonist outside the debris and found some ruins.  But the protagonist grew into a character with the name Clo.  She came from somewhere.  This “somewhere” eventually become Origin City. I didn’t need to build the city of her birth. …

Building Anomalous Ruins, part 1: City in the Clouds

My first post on Anomalous Ruins introduced the idea of a a city built in the clouds.  The Minecraft adventure map is almost 1 year old now; it currently has 1,154 downloads.  Not bad for some no-name Joe with too much time on his hands. Download the free Adventure Map for Minecraft Java. I have…

5-Minute Piano Lessons: The Order of Chords

  The Once and Always King The idea of a monarchy influenced the Old World for millennia.  In the ancient West of the Middle Ages, there was one church, one God, and one king.  There were “debates” on who that one king was.  These debates took place on the battlefield and had very little to…

Moonscape Orchestra

Seven years ago I embarked upon a trip to the moon. Not in a practical since but, spiritually.  In other words, I stretched my composition legs out and wrote an orchestration dedicated to the Apollo missions. Moonscape is a symphonic tone poem.  The piece opens with a theme for the moon which seems very distant…

Books vs Gameplay

Story is a very important element for most modern games.  Do you need one to make it great? In The Art of Touch I pointed out that Gameplay is King.  A game should allow us to touch or affect–via controls–most of what we see.  If you were to simplify the other elements–visuals, music, sound design,…