Charleston, SC (PRWEB) May 20, 2015 On May 19, 2015, My Positive Perspective host Jason Deierlein aired an episode with Charleston musician Irene Rose. At the beginning of the episode, Deierlein said, “This event’s significance is the tea leaves being harvested are mature enough to be picked and harvested.” Rose then says, “I really enjoy this time of the year, it is one of Charleston’s biggest musical festivals.” Deierlein then says, “All the tea anybody could drink is included and that is another thing about this event.” Deierlein then asks Rose, “What do you like about the talent with this year’s event?” Rose replies, “It is a talented group of musicians playing at this year’s Charleston Tea Plantation sponsored event. Rose continues, “The musicians will be highlighted by Sheryl Crow, however many of the local musicians I know personally.” Deierlein then says, “We certainly do have a great group of local talent and many of them will be playing and that is good” Deierlein then turns to Rose and asks, “What does it mean to you as a musician to be able to perform at these terrific events with lots of people and a fun climate?” Rose replies, “It is awesome, you know I was up in Nashville playing songs and would pray what I would do if I was unable to share this gift I was given. I was told to share it with who was around me.” My Positive Perspective is a media outlet believing that improvement in our community will be best achieved by focusing on the good things happening in our world today. Having survived a near fatal car accident as a youth, a shift of perception forced one to have a mentality of always concentrating on the brighter sides of things. This was true, and in my book, Return From a Comatose Mind, this belief was put to the test. Appreciation for life was the biggest thing one took away from my brush with death, and it is because of that gives me such a huge desire to be helpful to many. My Positive Perspective is a way of overcoming challenges through positive thinking. http://mypositiveperspective.com/
Bountiful, UT (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Obeo, the nation’s leader in Real Estate Marketing technologies, announced today that they are offering six new video products, including full motion walk-through video. This new video offering includes six products designed for listings of every price point, from starter homes to luxurious mansions. Obeo explained that each video is produced to be engaging and tell a story that will capture the interest of online buyers. Photomotion is one of the new video products. According to Bob Davis, Obeo’s Chief Operating Officer, “Using still images, music, motion graphics, and custom narration, Photomotion videos will tell a story that instantly captures the interest of online buyers.” Obeo will be offering Photomotion in all their markets. In addition to Photomotion, Obeo will be offering five new video products that include full motion professional video. Home Story Reel is one of these. Obeo’s President, Mike Haugen stated that he believes the Home Story Reel video will change the way the Real Estate industry looks at walk-through videos. Mike explained, “The Home Story Reel is much more than a simple walk-through video. It’s a walk-through video with a professionally written and narrated script. The script tells a story about the property that engages viewers emotionally, which is something you cannot do with video alone”. The Home Story Reel also includes custom motion graphics and several theme options. Obeo’s additional video products include Luxury Story Reel, Community Story Reel, Agent Story Reel, and Broker Story Reel. Bob Davis explained that, “Each of these are custom videos that feature the best videography talent and production equipment in the industry. Depending on the client’s budget, they can include aerial video and even a professional video host.” Although Photomotion is available everywhere, Obeo’s additional video products are currently available in select markets only. Obeo plans to roll these video products out to all markets within the next few months. About Obeo As a leading innovator and provider of Real Estate marketing technology in North America, Obeo offers strategic solutions to real estate professionals looking to stand out from the rest. Obeo’s marketing suite provides world class photography and videography, virtual staging, mobile marketing, floorplans, extensive portal syndication, and lead generating social media marketing. Smart is saving MONEY with bundled tools. Smart is saving TIME with automation. Smart is using the best QUALITY technology available. Obeo is Smart Marketing. Delivered. http://www.obeo.com
(PRWEB) December 01, 2014 Gaby Soule demonstrates this fusion lead guitar lick that incorporates arpeggios, legato and the use of outside notes from the major scale. The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin “octavus”, the eighth. An arpeggio is when the notes of a chord are played separately in a sequence. The word comes from the Italian word apeggiare which means “to play on a harp”. Legato is Italian for “tied together” and in musical terms means that notes are played smoothly and connected with no interval silencing between notes. Legato is achieved on guitar when playing a sequence of notes using hammer on & pull off techniques. Fusion is a musical genre that developed from mixing funk and R&B rhythms and the amplification and electronic effects of rock music, complex time signatures derived from non-Western music and extended, typically instrumental compositions with a jazz approach to lengthy group improvisations, often using wind and brass and displaying a high level of instrumental technique. Gaby Soule Gaby Soule is a guitarist, composer and singer originally from Argentina but has lived and worked in Spain as a musician and guitar instructor for many years. He has released several albums with his own projects and with other artists. He’s been a member of many bands in Argentina and Spain. Gaby has worked with other groups touring Europe and South America, and played with bassist Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, and Dio), Walter Giardino (Rata Blanca), La Renga and other artists like Andres Calamaro. He combines his activity as a guitar instructor in Madrid, Spain, as well as being an online guitar teacher. Gaby is currently writing new material for his upcoming project. About GuitarControl.com GuitarControl.com is the leader in modern guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles, video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there. Weather you are into the blues, rock, jazz, metal, folk, or anything in between, they have you covered.
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 28, 2015 April 28, 2015 – Pearson brings the ease of the tablet-environment to literacy assessment with today’s launch of the Developmental Reading Assessment, Second Edition PLUS (DRA2+) iPad App. Now available on the App Store, this new App guides teachers through the formative reading assessment as they observe, record and evaluate changes in reading performances of students in grades K-8. Thousands of schools and districts across the United States and around the world turn to the Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA2+) as a proven, research-based assessment that gives educators the right mix of tools to monitor changes in student reading performance. With the ability to identify independent reading levels and provide a focus for instruction, teachers are empowered to meet each student’s individual needs. The DRA2+ also includes a word analysis component to observe and assess foundational skills, as well as the progress monitoring assessment to monitor student progress and inform instruction through multiple, brief passages in both fiction and nonfiction. “Pearson is committed to ensuring that our assessments and other tools are optimized for schools to use on the wide array of devices that are available in today’s classrooms,” said Alistair Van Moere, Ph.D., head of Pearson’s Assessment Product Solutions group. “Now when a teacher delivers the DRA2+ using a tablet, data is captured real-time, eliminating the need to manually upload scores later and making the assessment process easier and more interactive.” In the personalized environment of a tablet, teachers can quickly and easily score student reading performance, by recording them reading aloud for on-demand playback. With the App, available in both English and Spanish, they can diagnose reading proficiency and determine students’ DRA2 independent reading levels, monitoring the progress of struggling readers. Data from the assessments delivered using the App can be uploaded to the DRA Dashboard Management System, allowing teachers and administrators instant access to student-, class-, school- and district-level results to guide data-driven decisions. About Pearson Pearson is the world’s leading learning company, with 40,000 employees in more than 80 countries working to help people of all ages to make measurable progress in their lives through learning. For more information about Pearson, visit http://www.pearson.com. Media Contact: Stacy Skelly, stacy.skelly(at)pearson(dot)com, or (800) 745-8489
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 01, 2014 Well established music libraries, the ones that show up first in Google searches for most music genres, are very busy. Unfortunately, the downside of this is that their music has been used hundreds, of not thousands of times in projects around the world. To help producers make their projects more unique, new music licensing website RoyaltyFreeKings.com has been building a boutique collection of epic music aimed at low budget projects. The popular genre now includes ‘Epic Worlds’ volumes 4 and 5, and ‘Heroic and Inspiring’ volume 2. Christmas has also been a recent focus – new albums include: Acoustic Christmas – featuring live violin, guitars and mandolin, Epic Christmas – traditional Christmas carols set to massive modern orchestral arrangements and Piano Christmas – solo piano versions of Christmas carols. These albums will compliment a recently released album – Jazz Christmas – featuring authentic live jazz renditions of well known holiday songs. For last minute projects, the website can help: all the music can be bought and downloaded within just a few minutes. It comes as hi res AIFF or WAV files. A recent Google algorithm change pushed RoyaltyFreeKIngs.com off the first page of search results for many keywords like ‘royalty free epic music’ and ‘background Christmas music’, but the website has been able to continue through a loyal base of returning customers. Although there is an emphasis on holiday music, there are many other new genres represented, ranging from horror to relaxing to high energy techno. While it’s cold in the northern hemisphere, summer is just around the corner for the southern countries like Australia, New Zealand and Chile. Brand new releases in the summer and tropical category include fresh volumes of ‘Surf,’ ‘Summer Fun 2′, ‘Latin 2′. A second volume of the popular ‘Road trip’ series features an eclectic mix of alternative & southern rock tracks. Techno music has been given a refresh, with the addition of ‘High Tech’ volumes 4, 5 and 6 all aimed at corporate and industrial productions, as well as ‘High Energy Techno’. A new milestone was recently reached at RoyaltyFreeKings.com – over 100 albums for sale. The albums are heavily discounted collections of music also available individually on a track by track basis. After launching in 2012, RoyaltyFreeKings.com focused on popular genres like epic royalty free music – with over 15 albums and 200+ tracks in that category alone. Royalty-free Christmas music, another popular category, saw considerable focus with the unique albums ‘Epic Christmas’, ‘Pop Rock Christmas’ and ‘Folk Rock Christmas’ released over the past year. Other niche albums include: ‘Folk Rock Christmas’, ‘Suspenseful Soundscapes’ and the authentic Turkish collection ‘Eastern Journey’. In response to a huge demand for free-background music, RoyaltyFreeKings.com has released dozens of new tracks in this gratis category. A growing selection of free background music is available to anyone working with a budget of US$ 250,000 or less. The music is immediately downloadable and ready to use. This section has proved to be very popular with students, educators and charities around the world. The range of styles and genres in the music given away by RoyaltyFreeKings.com include: epic dramatic orchestral, ambient piano, jazz, comedy, rock and suspense tension. The aim of RoyaltyFreeKings.com is to be a music licensing website that focuses on high quality production music and niche genres. Every track is handpicked for quality and maximum emotional impact. Royalty free epic music is also a specialization at RoyaltyFreeKings.com, and the heroic, inspirational music is popular with producers looking for a sense of adventure and excitement in their advertising. Epic albums at RoyaltyFreeKings.com include: the ‘Epic Worlds’ series (now at 5 albums), the ‘Action Film’ series (now six), and ‘Heroic & Inspiring’ volumes 1 and 2. RoyaltyFreeKings.com’s aim has been to make searching for quality background music much easier and more streamlined. The crowd-sourcing business model (where anyone can upload music), like that used by many competing royalty-free websites, has the benefit of a rapid expansion of content. The downside is that with so many tracks being uploaded, the catalog easily gets bloated with mediocre music that does little to enhance a project, whether it’s a commercial, wedding video, film or webisode. Producers looking through these crowd-sourcing music licensing websites have to spend significant time sifting through vast collections to find something they’d actually want to use, or worse – settle for something inferior just because they don’t have the time to continue searching. By hand picking each track, RoyaltyFreeKings.com only allows music that meets a strict standard of musicality and production value. The growing catalog of hand picked tracks at RoyaltyFreeKings.com is produced by an international group of over fifty award winning composers, including a pop rock producer in Finland, a Nashville based folk and country expert, a heavy metal specialist in Italy, a renowned acoustic guitar artist in Hawaii and several well known trailer music composers. The high quality of tracks from these composers results is a streamlined shopping experience where producers can find, purchase and download the music they need within just a few minutes. RoyaltyFreeKings.com also emphasizes fair treatment of their content suppliers. The composers who provide the carefully vetted music are given an equal share of the sales, before any sales a customer might receive. This is in sharp contrast to many of its competitors, some of whom are offering far less; 40%, 35%, or in some cases just 30% of the sales to composers.
(PRWEB UK) 30 April 2015 Madrid, 30 April 2015. Is the growth of a business directly proportional to its capacity to help others? The answer is yes. Aside from doubling their revenues year after year, Ticketbis has managed to collect nearly €14,000 in donations to World Vision, the globe’s largest sponsorship NGO. The quantity donated also doubled from the previous year thanks to collaboration from more than 7,000 Ticketbis users who chose to make micro-donations of €0.75 when purchasing tickets on the platform. The company promised to match the total amount donated by its users. Since 2011, Ticketbis have repeatedly renewed their social responsibility activities by participating in various projects with the aim of benefiting communities across the different continents. “In the same way that our business has a global strategy, we also want our CSR program to have one. We are proud to collaborate in the improvement of quality of life for those in dire situations and, above all, to participate in projects that have an educational approach so that communities in need can become self-sufficient” explains Jon Uriarte, CEO and cofounder of Ticketbis. The system of micro-donations used by Ticketbis is done through Fiiiling and due to the startup’s vast and rapid growth, it has been able to expand the number of social projects done in collaboration with World Vision. According to Marisa García-Tablado, director of World Vision in Spain: “Ticketbis is a key strategic partner for us. We’ve relied on them and their users for the past two years to help us fight poverty and inequality affecting millions of children throughout the world.” The new project which Ticketbis has chosen to expand their CSR program is “Help Philippines” whose mission is to give aid to families that have been affected by the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan. The main needs which World Vision have responded to in this case have been the reconstruction of housing and improving access to basic necessities. In addition, Ticketbis decided to continue collaborating to help those families most affected by the economic crisis in Spain. With this project, which has so far benefited over 8,000 people, World Vision aims to deliver school supplies, personal hygiene kits and household cleaning materials to those in need. Moreover, the startup has also continued their participation in the development of impoverished communities in Bolivia, another project led by World Vision in Latin America.
Toledo, OH (PRWEB) May 19, 2015 Sound of the House Records proudly announces the release of Freddy Rodriguez’s new single, “Amazed” and its accompanying lyric video hosted on YouTube. Nearly seven years after the successful release of Freddy Rodriguez’s popular, worship single, “I Will Run,” Freddy is back with a new label but returns with the same remarkable ability to prepare hearts for worship. Songs from this project are currently available on iTunes and at Christian bookstores nationwide. Grace, restoration, redemption and the “God of the impossible” are the focus of the songs on this project. With clarity, the songs express God’s ability to be the strength in a person’s life. Although the entire CD is full of great songs, some of Freddy’s favorites are “Your Grace,” “Tell the World,” “I Will Glorify” and “You Saved the Day.” Freddy believes the songs will powerfully connect with listeners’ hearts and urges those who love great worship music to purchase the CD. Regularly, world-renowned minister, Bishop Clarence McClendon of Full Harvest International Church invites Freddy to serve as his Worship Leader for special programs and occasions. With conviction, Bishop McClendon declares, “There are many gifted musicians and talented worshipers in the body of Christ, but not many people have a divine endowment that alters atmospheres and truly brings the presence of God to people. Freddy is one of those unique gifts.” Gospel and Christian radio are steadily adding Rodriguez’s title-track, “Amazed.” Freddy is thankful and appreciative that KMVP – Phoenix, AZ; WAAW – Augusta, GA; WXVI – Montgomery, AL; WOAD – Jackson, MS; WGRB – Chicago, IL; WDJL – Huntsville, AL; Sirius XM; WCAO – Baltimore; WLIB – New York, NY; WJUC – Toledo, OH are early adopters of the new single. Radio stations wanting to add the single can request it via his new website, http://www.FreddyRodriguezWorship.com. Also, fans can click here for Freddy Rodriguez’s new lyric-video, Amazed. The Sound of the House Records’ CEO is Dove and Stellar Award nominated, songwriter, Derick Thomas. Derick Thomas’ songwriting is prolific having written the songs “It’s a New Season” and “Your Latter will be Greater” – two songs made popular by Christian music superstar, Israel Houghton. Thomas has also written for Vicki Yohe, Alvin Slaughter, Donald Lawrence and penned the popular tune, “No Limits” for Martha Munizzi. ###
(PRWEB) December 03, 2014 GuitarControl.com released a new video guitar lesson from GuitarControl.com instructor Darrin Goodman. In this guitar lesson, now available on YouTube.com, Darrin Goodman teaches a guitar lesson on the use of Dyads. Darrin starts off this easy rhythm guitar lesson by performing a riff that is made up of various dyads. Goodman continues by explaining the theory of dyads and how to construct them based from the notes of the major scale. Darrin demonstrates how to play dyads for the following intervals; major 6th, minor 6th, perfect 5th, diminished 5th, perfect 4th, major 3rd and minor 3rd. Guitar TAB’s are available for this easy rhythm guitar lesson at GuitarControl.com. A Dyad is two musical notes or pitches played together to make up a two note chord. On guitar these types of chords are often referred to as power chords with the most common interval being root and fifth. Since an interval is the distance between two pitches, dyads may be classified by the interval each entails. When the pitches of a dyad occur in succession, they may be regarded as forming a melodic interval. When they occur simultaneously, they may be regarded as forming a harmonic interval. The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin “octavus”, the eighth. Darrin Goodman Darrin Goodman, a native of Ogden Utah, began playing guitar at the age of 12 after hearing KISS at an earlier age. Darrin has been a local finalist for the King of the Blues contest and is the lead guitarist of international recording artist Sonic Prophecy who has performed with artists such as Accept, Sabaton Cinderella and Ratt. Darrin has been teaching private lessons to 30 to 60 students a week from his home studio since 1987. About GuitarControl.com GuitarControl.com is the leader in modern guitar instruction. It’s packed with recourses including articles,video lessons, and the best videos in the business for the beginner to the advanced guitar student taught by the best instructors out there. Weather you are into the blues, rock, jazz, metal, folk, or anything in between, they have you covered.
(PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Today Vito Technology Inc. announced that their Apple Design Award winning stargazing guide Star Walk now works on Apple Watch to provide the most personal stargazing experience yet. Seamlessly integrated with the iPhone Star Walk app, the Apple Watch app presents the most interesting astronomical events seen from users location just in time. Star Walk is a handy astronomy guide that shows celestial objects (stars, constellations, satellites, etc.) in the exact positions on the sky above, providing comprehensive information about them. It helps anyone with any level of experience in astronomy find their way across the sky, determine where to look for any chosen object, rewind or fast-forward time to see how celestial bodies move. It inspires curiosity about the Universe and helps understand amazing cosmic phenomena. The Apple Watch Star Walk app alerts users of upcoming astronomical events and anything interesting going on in the sky seen from their location. Users can schedule a reminder for the next spectacular meteor shower, the International Space Station flying over their location, or catch the perfect night for astrophotography. Features of Star Walk Apple Watch app — Calendar of upcoming astronomical events — Current phase of the moon — Time of sunset and sunrise — Custom Alerts Star Walk on Apple Watch works together with the iPhone app, users can schedule alerts on any device and it will appear on Apple Watch just in the right time. Language Support: English, Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Spanish Device Requirements: iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch Requires iOS 6.0 or later (supports iOS 8) 63.7 MB Based in Alexandria, Virginia, Vito Technology Inc. is headed by CEO Victor Toporkov and has developed an impressive portfolio of products for Windows Mobile since it entered the mobile software market in 2001. The company’s latest endeavors include iOS and Web 2.0 software development. Vito Technology won an Apple Design Award in 2010 for its Star Walk for iPad app. The company consists of two departments: Research & Development Department and Marketing Department with 30 employees in total. Copyright (C) 2014 Vito Technology Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.