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Patrick O'Keefe

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Reintroducing myself
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:19:18 AM »
My name is Patrick O'Keefe, I'm 71 years old, and I live in Seattle WA, USA.  I originally introduced myself about 6 years ago when I started taking composition lessons
I then dropped off the forum.  Now I'm back.  I'm still taking composition lessons and am just beginning to feel like I might be a composer.  (I'm even occasionally getting things performed, but that's a very rare event.)

I'm returning to the forum mostly to learn, but hopefully I'll also have something to add to it.


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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 11:21:29 AM »
Glad to have you back. :)
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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 01:28:02 PM »
Welcome back:)
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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 02:20:41 PM »
Welcome back. I look forward to seeing/hearing the fruits of your education.
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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 04:51:24 PM »
Welcome back!


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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 05:32:12 PM »
Welcome :)

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Re: Reintroducing myself
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 04:54:36 AM »
I think you may have left before I arrived, but welcome back!

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That means that you can look at a piece of a puzzle for three whole days, you can believe that you know all there is to know about its colouring and its shape, and be no further ahead than when you started. The only thing that counts is the ability to link this piece to other pieces...

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