[Menvi-discuss] Color references and other sight-related material

Dani L Pagador axs.brl at gmail.com
Thu Apr 19 02:24:38 EDT 2012

Hi, Lydia.
I looked at Web-Braille and saw that the theory and lesson books for Piano
Adventures 1 are available.
Title:         Piano adventures. Level 1, Theory book [music
                  (braille)] / by Nancy and Randall Faber with Victoria
Book Number:   BRM35446
Title:         Piano adventures [music (braille)] : a basic
                  piano method. Lesson book. Primer level / by Nancy and
                  Randall Faber.

Book Number:   BRM32383


You may want to look through both books to see how descriptions of pictures
are handled. Imho, as a braille user who'd reference a book like this to get
ideas on how to work with young students wanting to learn music, I'd want to
see an edition that stays as close to the print as possible, with notes
included on what my color options are for marking the dynamics.   I'm
interested in what the transcribers on list have to say, though.



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Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Color references and other sight-related material


I'm producing braille editions of the Piano Adventures teaching series and
there are instances where the text needs to be adapted for VI users. For
instance, where the student is asked to circle items in a piece, or fill in
blanks on the page, we have replaced the instruction with "show your
teacher...". These are just practical considerations. But what about a piece
that asks the student to "choose a color for each dynamic mark"? Or memory
exercises referred to as "Blind Flying"?  As a publisher, should our
principle be to show braille users exactly what's in the print, or should we
adapt the contents for our market?  The first approach may make us seem
insensitive, while the latter could seem patronising. We just want to get
these excellent resources out there in the most user-friendly form.


Lydia Machell (Prima Vista Braille Music Services)

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