[Menvi-discuss] Lutheran hymnal

betina vega betinavega93 at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 12:41:57 EDT 2017


Hello, Adylene:

My name is Betina Vega, and I am a piano teacher who also teaches Braille music.
I am located in San Antonio Texas.
I would be able to help in any way possible.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
Thank you.

Sincerely,
Betina Vega

On 9/1/17, Ned O'Brien via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
> Adylene, check out this audio book fron NLS BARD it is a completer course
> for learning to play the organ, I have played for a while but recently lost
> all ability to read music, have not mastered braille yet ..I realized I
> needed to re learn to play from step one, this course was done in the
> fifties and so far I am finding it very good but clearly not easy
> best of luck to you
> ned
> Popular organ instruction [levels 1-3] DBM 00702
>
>
> On Fri, Sep 1, 2017 at 5:14 AM, Debra Baxley via Menvi-discuss <
> menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
>
>> 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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