[blindkid] braille music notation?
sueharper at firstchurchgriswold.org
Fri May 28 23:02:30 UTC 2010
What you said is true for sighted folks as well.
On Fri, May 28, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Barbara Hammel <poetlori8 at msn.com> wrote:
> I never got to be a good Braille music reader because the music wasn't
> really my thing, although I started playing piano in 2nd grade and the flute
> in 5th grade. I think I started learning to read music in either 2nd or 3rd
> grade. I did both read music and learn by ear.
> I was never good at timing so I memorized the Braille notes that I saw and
> learned the timing by having the teacher play it for me.
> I think most people are just afraid of the music because they don't know it
> or how to play an instrument.
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> Through sacred sod,
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> Too often, I fear,
> For there are the good times
> When things are hard here,
> From: "Rosina Solano" <colemangirly at yahoo.com>
> Sent: Friday, May 28, 2010 8:27 AM
> To: <blindkid at nfbnet.org>
> Subject: [blindkid] braille music notation?
>> Okay, I have a couple questions for both the kids and the parents:
>> My sons love music, my ycounger one can read larger size, but my older one
>> is strictly a braille reader. What do you all think of braille music
>> I have read anywhere from, "you can't read braille music and play at the
>> same time, so why bother" to "just learn to play by ear".
>> Or that "he is at a difficult time and just needs to concentrate on doing
>> his math and regular braille better right now"
>> Ok, that all said and done, how many of you learned braille music and do
>> you really use it?
>> My big thing is that if he really loves it, then I hate for him to have to
>> wait for me or someone else to "read" to him the music or to have to find a
>> copy of it somewhere for him to listen to. Shouldn't all good musicians be
>> able to "read" the music in the way it was written?
>> Okay, so maybe he can't read and play at the same time, but he CAN
>> memorize, after all he memorizes all his songs now and he does great with
>> I just want him to reach his potential and he really LOVES music. He is
>> 12.5 years old and plays piano and drums. He loves band in school and wants
>> to take his piano even further.
>> So if you are for or against braille music, please chime in and tell me
>> about it. And if you are for it, do you know of a good system to teach him
>> this at home. keep in mind I know NO music myself and don't know the pros
>> or cons.
>> Thank you in advance;
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