[Menvi-discuss] Primer of Braille Music

Data data at papermusic.org
Sat Apr 14 12:35:56 EDT 2012


Yep, whole notes = 16th notes, half notes = 32nd notes, quarters = 64ths,
8ths = 128ths.
256ths are the same as whole notes, also, but I believe they are preceeded
by a three-cell value sign: 56 126 2.
Perhaps someone will correct or confirm that.
-Andy
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[mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org]On Behalf Of Brandon Keith Biggs
  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 9:37 AM
  To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
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  Hello, are 32nd notes like  quarter notes with dot 6 on the bottom and
64th notes like half notes?
  Thanks,

  Brandon Keith Biggs


  From: Data
  Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 8:27 AM
  To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
  Subject: Re: [Menvi-discuss] Primer of Braille Music

  I've seen 64th notes in piano music by Liszt and Chopin, but I don't think
I've ever seen a 128th or 256th note. But, of course, theoretically it's
possible.
  Some people might argue why these note values would ever be used, but the
value of the note can affect other things than just the duration of the
note. Psychologically, the value of the note affects things like attack,
expression, and just the general sense of urgency (or lack thereof) in the
piece.
  Think on the other end of the spectrum.
  If you see a half note at quarter equals 120 and a whole note at 240,
you're more likely to give the whole note more gravitas, even though both
notes have the same duration.
  So, 64th notes at 60 will be more fleeting and lighter than 32nd notes at
120.
  This is also one of the reasons why a composer might choose to write in
4/2 time (half equals 120), rather than 4/4 time (quarter equals 120).
Seeing all those longer note values changes the musicians perspective on the
piece.
  -Andy English
  www.papermusic.org
  Music consultation and transcription services.

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[mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org]On Behalf Of Debra Baxley
    Sent: Saturday, April 14, 2012 7:14 AM
    To: 'This is for discussing music and braille literacy'
    Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Primer of Braille Music


    According to the Primer of Braille Music by Edward W. Jenkins, a 128th
note, and a 256th note are mentioned, without examples.  Has anybody known
of these in Braille music?  He also mentions a 64th note.



    Debra



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