[Menvi-discuss] Great Music News

Chela Robles cdrobles693 at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 16:38:54 EST 2016

Well, Bill, I'll make sure to send you and those who are interested 
videos of the three songs I'm doing providing I get a collection of 
email addresses of those who wish to receive the recordings.
I'd love to have you back me up, perhaps next year!
I'm having to teach the guitarist who doesn't read any music, sighted 
and all, how to play the guitar chords to "Misty." Yay me!
I hope my friend Jim Gammon who also is a blind trumpeter is coming as 
well. Would be good to reconnect with him, and to connect to other blind 
performers at the event! Looking forward to it! Unfortunately I don't 
know of anyone else who is blind in the range category, but will pass it 
along to a former instructor who has a blind young musician and a really 
good guitarist.

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On 2/13/2016 1:02 PM, Bill wrote:
> Chela, thank you so much for participating.  I sure wish I could be there.
> I would bring my horn and back you up.  Like Louis Armstrong used to say:
> "You play the melody and I'll play the obligations."
> I am definitely looking forward to our third Summer Music Academy session at
> the Enchanted Hills Camp this August.  If you know any blind or low vision
> musicians age 16 to 24 who are serious about making music, encourage them to
> apply to attend.  Once again this year, we'll focus on teaching music
> literacy skills like reading, writing, and recording music.  We will also
> form a chorus and apply those reading skills to performing.  Last summer, we
> added what we call the Jam Track for people who want to focus on performing
> and recording their music.
> We have decided to add three more days to the week-long session this year so
> we will have 10 days.  We'll spend the last few days in San Francisco
> connecting with professionals and getting out to hear live music.
> Check out the following page for more info and how to apply.
> http://lighthouse-sf.org/blog/tag/music-academy/
> Bill McCann
> Summer Music Academy Director
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Menvi-discuss [mailto:menvi-discuss-bounces at menvi.org] On Behalf Of
> Chela Robles
> Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 7:11 PM
> To: This is for discussing music and braille literacy
> Subject: [Menvi-discuss] Great Music News
> I've been invited to play at a local music club in Martinez California
> called Armandos if anyone has ever heard of the 21 and older age venu.
> I'll be playing "Misty," Home," by Philip Philips, and an original pop tune
> from a neighbor guitarist called "You Got This," which he actually wrote for
> me.
> It is an event that takes place from 1:00PMPST-4:00PMPST April 3rd.
> It is a fundraiser to help blind music students ages 14-24 attend the Music
> Academy for the Blind at Napa California's Enchanted Hills Camp.
> People have been asked to donate $20 at the door.
> This is an exciting opportunity for those to learn what I'm learning now,
> minus the fact I've not had any experience to utilize the caketalking sonar
> studio software, but I'm very delighted to support those who have that
> chance to learn braille music reading and writing and composing and
> recording which I didn't have that opportunity myself.
> I'm just learning braille music myself on my own. That is why I also asked
> for that braille file you had mentioned in a prior message.
> Anyway, wish me well even though I'm sure it will be a great success!
> Trumpeter Chela Robles from Concord, California

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