[blindkid] Braille Music question

Cindy Conley cconley at fuse.net
Mon Apr 6 18:51:52 UTC 2009

If your daughter has any thoughts of continuing music into college, 
she must learn to read Braille music. My son is a freshman in college 
majoring in music education. He really wasn't interested in learning 
braille music until he started playing with several community 
orchestras. With the extra amount of music he had to learn, he found 
it difficult to memorize it all just by listening to it. He still is 
able to memorize everything, but it is so much easier to have read it 
along with listening. Imagine trying to memorize a poem or chapter in 
a book by listening to it over and over. If you never saw it on paper, 
it would be extremely difficult.
Kyle is doing a Braille music seminar at the NFB national convention. 
I'm sure he would be happy to talk to your daughter about it.
Cindy Conley
cconley at fuse.net

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will 
annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <vickie.pellicciotti at aglife.com>
To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, April 06, 2009 11:57 AM
Subject: [blindkid] Braille Music question

> My daughter is going into 9th grade and has been a percussion 
> student in
> band since 6th grade.  She is resisting learning braille music.  I 
> think it
> is the only way she will really progress in the music world.   I 
> don't see
> how she can keep up with the song that is being played without 
> having
> something written in front of her even if she can/does memorize her 
> part.
> I have no experience with music whatsoever and cannot judge.   She 
> wants to
> progress/improve her parts in the music and I think this is the way 
> to go
> and otherwise will find this as an obtstacle in the future to her 
> getting
> ahead on this.
> Any comment from other parents on this?  I have also posted same 
> question
> on the music talk deal.
> Vickie L. Pellicciotti
> Phone:  (713) 831-1076
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