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NAGDU President blind411 at verizon.net
Wed Oct 26 16:01:34 UTC 2016


Eden,

	I can answer your question about callouses interfering with reading
Braille. I have been playing guitar for more than 40 years, so I have very
caloused fingertips on my left hand and I am a Braille reader. the callouses
that form when playing guitar are on the tips of the fingers. Since Braile
is read with the pad of the finger, not the tip, it does not interfere with
reading Braille. HTH!

Fraternally yours,
Marion Gwizdala




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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
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: musictlk [mailto:musictlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Eden 
> via musictlk
> Sent: Monday, October 17, 2016 5:43 PM
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> Cc: Eden
> Subject: [musictlk] (no subject)
> 
>  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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