[nabs-l] Braille Music

Alexandra Alfonso alliefa1999 at gmail.com
Thu May 25 02:12:59 UTC 2017


I learned braille music through a local blind piano teacher. She gave
me materials and taught me how to read it. After that, I taught myself
using the materials.

On 5/24/17, Aaron via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> As a braille music advocate I'd say that having a recording along with the
> braille music is not helpful at all. You will lean on the recording a lot
> and not fully understand the music in front of you. I'd recommend starting
> slow and not going for keyboard music as this is especially hard for a
> beginning braille music student.
>
> Thanks,
> Aaron Linson
> CEO Blind Faith Project
> CEO Linson Productions
> Aaron Linson
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: NABS-L [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Miso Kwak via
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> Sent: Wednesday, May 24, 2017 6:06 PM
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> Cc: Miso Kwak <misokwak12 at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Braille Music
>
> Hi Jordan,
> Once you figure out the basics, I think the best way to practice is by
> having a piece of music both in recording and Braille so that you can read
> and listen and figure out how to actually transfer what you are reading to
> your playing/singing.
>
> As a few others have suggested, if possible I would suggest that you learn
> from someone in person.
>
> All the best,
>
> Miso Kwak
>
> On 5/24/17, Ahbee Orton via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>
>> I've taken the Braille Cusic Reading course through Hadley. It was
>> helpful for me. I am also planning to take the Keyboard Braille Music
>> course.
>>
>> HTH,
>> Ahbee
>>
>> “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast,
>> it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking,
>> it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not
>> delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects,
>> always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
>> ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬“Love is patient, love is kind. It
>> does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not
>> dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it
>> keeps no record of wrongs.
>> Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always
>> protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
>> ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:4-7‬ ‭NIV‬‬
>> ‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:19‬ ‭NIV‬
>>
>>> On May 24, 2017, at 4:26 PM, Ellana Crew via NABS-L
>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi Jordan,
>>>
>>> I recently just discovered that the Hadley institute offers distance
>>> learning courses in the reading of braille music, and I haven't done
>>> it myself so I can't say how good it is, but I have had a good
>>> experience with their Nemeth code course so I would imagine the music
>>> course would be similarly useful. All of their braille courses are
>>> free to blind/visually impaired students and can all be found on their
>>> website.
>>>
>>> Ellana Crew, Vice President
>>> Maryland Association of Blind Students
>>> Website: nfbmd.org/students
>>> Facebook: facebook.com/mdabs.federation
>>> Twitter: @MDABS_NFB
>>>
>>> The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
>>> characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise
>>> the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create
>>> obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life
>>> you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
>>>
>>>> On May 24, 2017, at 5:10 PM, Jordan Scheffer via NABS-L
>>>> <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> Hello!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I was wondering from any of y'all what would be a good way to learn
>>>> Braille music. I'm looking to maybe learn it sometime in the future,
>>>> and I'm wondering how I could start.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I hope you could understand this, thanks!
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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> Studies Minor | Disability Studies Minor
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