[Menvi-discuss] Braille Music Question

Bettie Downing bnbdowning70 at embarqmail.com
Wed May 15 09:15:10 EDT 2013


Yes, that would make sense 'cause that is what we often do in transcribing two languages.


On May 14, 2013, at 10:13 PM, Bill wrote:

> 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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> 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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