[Menvi-discuss] Braille Music Question

Bill billlist1 at verizon.net
Tue May 14 23:13:12 EDT 2013


Hmm, Maybe the in-accord notation is used to show the difference between how
to sing the English version and how to sing the German version?

Hard to say without having access to the entire score.


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Hello,
That F is preceded by an Ab3, so if the sign is saying jump down to the F2,
that is a one and a half octave jump, rather ambitious...
The next note is a half note, but it is on the next line, lined up with the
next word. So is it saying I either sing the last word on the line above, or
the first word on the line below? Or somehow sing the last word using either
one of the two pitches on either side of the part measure marking?
If that is the case, there is not enough notes. there are 10 syllables and
10 notes (with the slur) notes.
There is also a half note starting the next line, so I'm really lost.
The line in German is:
und tragen und tragen edlen, edlen,
and the notes are:
quarter rest, crescendo marking, 3rd octave sign, Ab, Db, (space), quarter
rest, Db, F, two octave mark, B, (space), third octave mark, B dotted half,
Ab, (space), F, slur, Gb, funny mark, third octave sign, F, G, funny sign.

Thanks,

Brandon Keith Biggs
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From: Bettie Downing
Sent: Monday, May 13, 2013 7:40 PM
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That is an in-accord for part of a measure.  What it looks like from what
you wrote maybe it means you can sing it an octave higher or lower.  I
couldn't decide since you didn't tell us what octave the first F is.  The
dot 5, dot 2 is the part measure division and the dots 46, 13 is the
division of the other half of the measure.  It's divided in two parts and
the first part is also divided.


On May 13, 2013, at 9:12 PM, Brandon Keith Biggs wrote:

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> Hello,
> this measure has:
> F quarter, slur Gb, dot 5, dot 2, 3rd octave sign, F quarter, Gb, dots 
> 46, dots 13.
> What is going on?
> My teacher said he had no markings and to me those look like a 
> portamento and something I've never seen before, but earlier in the 
> piece, the dot 5,
> 2 are between a quarter and a rest.
> If anyone knows what is going on please let me know. There are lyrics, 
> and I can type them out if that would help.
> Thanks,
>
> Brandon Keith Biggs
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