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jim jim actionjimjackson at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 00:14:34 UTC 2016


I live in Portland Oregon and I have three different keyboards plus I go to the school of piano technology for the blind in Vancouver Washington so I can hook you up with some opportunities to try different pianos

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> On Oct 17, 2016, at 4:07 PM, Jordan Gallacher via musictlk <musictlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> I would say it probably would take some getting used to if you want to play
> acoustic guitar.  I can tell you from experience that on my acoustic, the
> strings do dig in a bit until you have built up some tougher skin.  I would
> probably recommend electric guitar since it is easier on the fingers.  Yes I
> do have both, and I enjoy playing both.  Yes, the digital keyboards with
> really good sound are expensive.  Even the half size one I have from Roland
> was over a grand.  Hope this helps a little.  I cannot answer your Braille
> reading question since I don't read Braille.
> Jordan
> 
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>  I'm sorry if this posted but I had sent it from the wrong address.
> I wanted to introduce myself and ask a couple of questions. I am fEden Kizer
> and I am from Portland, Oregon. I love playing piano and have recently
> picked it up I'm still not very good although while learning all the basics
> I am also tryingto learn a very difficult Tori Amos piece. I had the notes
> audio transcribed, but it is expensive. I bought the Gdfeel software but I'm
> really at a loss how to use it I may have bought something wan over my skill
> level.  i'm also looking for other solutions as I do not have sighted
> friends who read music who could correct scanning errors. Have any of you
> scanned music propperly. Also do you know where to find files of this
> musicxml format they say the software needs. They probably do not have stuff
> for popular songs as it's open source, but I don't know. Also my keyboard I
> do not like is a Ypg235 because the sound is not real enough. Having looked
> around, it looks like the digital pianos that will meet my sound needs run
> between 1 and 2 grand. Recommendations on which you like don't like find
> easy to use. Also for those of you who play acoustic guitar, does it take
> more finger strength than piano and will the callouses make it hard to read
> braille as that is my main mode of communication. Also I would love to meet
> other blind musicians from the Portland, OregonstVancouver, Washington area.
> Thanks. Eden
> 
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