[Menvi-discuss] Lutheran hymnal

Debra Baxley debrabaxley330 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 05:14:54 EDT 2017


Stephanie Pieck is a piano teacher who can not only teach you to play
the piano but also to read Bred Braille music.

Debra

On 8/31/17, Adylene bravo via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
> Hello my name is Adylene Bravo, i am 21 years old with blindness i don't
> know if some of you can help me.
> The thing is that I really love music and i willl like to learn how to play
> the piano but i don't know where to began. I will like a teacher knows
> braille music it doesn't matter how much i need to pay or where i can take
> those classes.
> If anybody knows how can i can began my music career please let me know.
>
> M sincerely
> Adylene Bravo
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Aug 31, 2017, at 8:24 PM, Debra Baxley via Menvi-discuss
>> <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
>>
>> I do not have the book of transcriptions.
>>
>> Please pray for all of us in Louisiana and Texas who  were affected by
>> hurricane Harvey!
>>
>> If anyone has it, I would like Standard Piano Literature in Braille.
>>
>> Debra
>>
>>> On 8/31/17, Stephanie Pieck via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org>
>>> wrote:
>>> I served as substitute organist for several churches for many years.
>>> While
>>> the Lutheran hymnal in Braille only had words in it, I found that many
>>> of
>>> the hymn tunes were in other hymnbooks of other denominations. What I
>>> did
>>> was transcribe the list of hymn tunes contained at the back of the
>>> hymnal-the one that lists them by tune name and meter. Then I found the
>>> same
>>> tunes in other resources. The Presbyterian hymnal was particularly
>>> useful
>>> (in both Lutheran and Baptist worship services!). Also, as Karen points
>>> out,
>>> there are many online resources where one can listen to particular hymn
>>> tunes.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> The hymnals available from Lutheran Braille Workers that had music in
>>> them
>>> are no longer being produced, although I believe you can still obtain
>>> the
>>> books of words (titles were "Crusader Hymns" in 3 volumes, and "Favorite
>>> Hymns" in 1 volume).
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> When I encountered a tune I could not find, I made my own transcription
>>> and
>>> labeled it with tune name etc. I then kept all my transcriptions
>>> together
>>> so
>>> I could return to them when needed. (This method also works well for
>>> service
>>> music that's used frequently that isn't a standard hymn, such as
>>> settings
>>> for Communion services or seasonal offratories). Unfortunately, the book
>>> has
>>> disappeared .
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Hope some of these ideas are helpful.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Stephanie Pieck
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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