[Menvi-discuss] Sight reading Tips for braille music

Debra Baxley debrabaxley330 at gmail.com
Sat Jun 15 23:04:49 EDT 2019

Sight read only music line.  Concentrate on words later.  If the entire 
chorus is sight reading, the sighted chorus will probably be singing words.

If sight solo, the choir director will probably let you sing an "Ah," 
syllables for the first reading.


On 6/15/2019 8:57 PM, Stephanie Mitchell via Menvi-discuss wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm just curious to know how those that use braille music regularly go 
> about sight reading? Can a blind music do it as quickly as a sighted 
> musician, and how do you go when you have to do this with other musicians?
> I use braille music almost daily at the moment. Between my synphony 
> chorus andchurch, I geta good work out of braille music.
> I have found that I am getting better at reading rhythms and the 
> notes. However, I find and hardt o sing words and music both at the 
> same time. I can use my left hand to halp read words while singing, 
> but I cant sing every lyric like this.
> I do practice my scores at home but sometimes am in a situation where 
> I have the score just before rehearsing it. Beside, I want to improve 
> even more...
> So, what are your tips on sightreading as abl musician, if such a 
> thing is possible?
> Steph
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