[Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems

Chris Smart csmart8 at cogeco.ca
Sat Apr 7 13:57:44 EDT 2012


the other possibility to get things exactly how you want them is 
transcription.
Yes it's a lot of work, but you have more control over the final 
output.

At 01:21 PM 4/7/2012, you wrote:
>Hello,
>The problem when dealing with Originals is what if something 
>happens to them?
>Also, often there are very small margins on the page so if I used 
>the paper cutter I'm not sure if there is a way to make sure I 
>didn't cut off the clef sign or something...
>I also have the books that are glued, is there a way to melt the glue?
>Thanks,
>
>Brandon Keith Biggs
>-----Original Message----- From: Bettie Downing
>Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 9:55 AM
>To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
>Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems
>
>That's an excellent idea.  The sighted pianist at my church always 
>separates the pages of her music books, makes holes in the margin 
>and puts them in a three-ring binder.  That way her pages always 
>lie flat and are easier to turn.  It all depends on whether or not 
>the book is yours and you're willing to change its form.
>
>
>On Apr 7, 2012, at 11:27 AM, Dale Lieser wrote:
>
>>Brandon,
>>
>>Could it be that your problems with obtaining a good scan are 
>>related to the book not being flat on the scanner? Depending on 
>>your circumstances, sometimes a blind person needs to give up the 
>>integrity of an actual book, and carefully separate the pages. If 
>>you have access to a good-quality paper cutter, that usually 
>>works well, depending on the thickness of the book you are 
>>willing to dismantle.
>>
>>Dale
>>
>>
>>From: menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org 
>>[mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org] On Behalf Of Brandon 
>>Keith Biggs
>>Sent: Saturday, April 07, 2012 11:55 AM
>>To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
>>Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Sheet Music Problems
>>
>>Hello,
>>I'm wondering how I can make a binder full of print sheet music 
>>look professional?
>>I was just told that my accompanist's binder looked like **** by 
>>one of my singer friends.
>>I've been using my sighted music illiterate parents to help me 
>>scan in each new piece of music I am given out of the sheet music 
>>books I have. But when my friend looked at my binder she was 
>>exclaiming how I had measures that were blurry, notes that were 
>>white instead of black and in one case the measure on the bottom 
>>of the page was cut off.
>>She then proceeded to take me to the store, we got a whole 
>>puncher, plain labeling tabs and a sharpie, along with the 3 ring 
>>binder with the round rings on the spine and not those slanted binders.
>>We went back to my house and she helped me rescan pages that were 
>>messed up in my original TIF files, but even then I was having a 
>>problem of the notes being white on some staves instead of black. 
>>She just ended up copying the pages from my book instead of using 
>>the computer. She then nicely labeled every song and made sure 
>>they were all there and that every measure looked perfect.
>>I was just asked to email my music to a pianist so they can 
>>practice. I sent over my music, but I got a response from the 
>>pianist that not all the pages were there. I mailed her the tiffs 
>>along with the extra pages we scanned with my friend.
>>I'm wondering how I can make my print music look professional? 
>>Because as it stands I've been looking like a dunce at the 
>>auditions I've gone to and the pianist questioned my authenticity 
>>after receiving music with missing pages.
>>I am not sure why scanning in the music doesn't seem to work, 
>>because that is the best way for me to do things with my print music.
>>I'm worried when I don't have friends around who can help me with 
>>my music, what can I do?
>>I know if I got all my music in a Lime file things would be good, 
>>because I'd be able to print the lime file to a PDF and send that 
>>out, or print directly from the lime file. But I don't have any 
>>music literate people who I can train to scan into Lime. I guess 
>>I can higher a pianist to take my music books and copy the pages 
>>that my songs are on, then come back to my house and scan in 
>>those copied pages into the computer, but again I am not sure how 
>>they will turn out, or even if the music is right side up.
>>Does anyone have any siguestions?
>>Thanks,
>>
>>Brandon Keith Biggs
>>
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