[Menvi-discuss] intro and questions
ccooke228 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 23 12:25:07 EDT 2019
Hi, Deb. Welcome to the list! When I have transcribed music on a braille writer, I just do it one measure at a time. That way, you do not have to worry about which hand is the longest. This is assuming, of course, that both hands were played together in the first place on the original recording.
As far as Braille music courses go, one of our members just posted a notice about the affordable braille music courses she teaches online. Perhaps she will post that information or write you off list. Again, welcome and keep asking those questions.
Sacred sheet music for small ensembles:
> On Jun 23, 2019, at 9:11 AM, Deb B. via Menvi-discuss <menvi-discuss at menvi.org> wrote:
> Hi to everyone,
> I’m totally new to the list and usually I wait to see the kinds of questions and subject matter allowed on the list, but I have questions.
> First of all, I was trying to put a piece of piano music into braille from an audio course I had used in the past. The piano used in the course was not in sync with my old piano nor with a keyboard for part of the course. When I tried to transcribe the notes given by the instructor, I tried transcribing on the braille writer and on the computer. In the past, I’ve transcribed music but I had been transcribing it from a braille book so I’d have a personal useable copy. I had no problems. But transcribing from the audio, I found that it was difficult to know which hand—right or left—would be the longest line, so I couldn’t line up the music for each hand properly.
> Is there anyone who has transcribed music on a braille writer without having a braille copy to go by? Any hints as to the best way to do it properly using a Braille writer?
> Maybe this doesn’t make sense when reading it. But this is my most recent problem.
> I’ve got others as well as I found out about Hadley’s discontinuing the music courses about the time I was going to sign up. I was devastated!!
> Then there’s the problem of trying to read Braille music using my braille display. As I can read only one line at a time, it’s hard to learn both hands. <g<
> I’m so thankful for this list as at least I know where there are others who can either help or know what it’s like to try and grow musically without resources.
> Deb B.
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