|>>>Resources for Learning Braille Music|
HAPPY FINGERS: Easy Songs for Braille Music Readers - Book 1 and Book 2 NEW!! Collected & Edited by Christina Davidson and Karen Gearreald. Read the details and download a copy in BRF or PDF format for FREE. Also available at the Library of Congress, NLS web braille library.
|Basic CHORD CHART for guitarists: BRF file with braille diagrams for embossing. PDF print of the braille codes that appear in the BRF file plus the chord diagrams at the end, or PDF print of just the chord pictures. Transcribed by Christina Davidson, available for FREE on THIS website only!|
|A mini-dictionary of braille music codes used for guitar music. Includes braille signs for right and left hand fingering, string signs, positions, slides/glides, glissandos, full and partial bar signs, etc. This is just a brief list of the codes needed to get started on learning the music codes. BRF file for embossing. PDF print file showing the music signs in braille but the text in normal print for the sighted readers. Transcribed by Christina Davidson, available for FREE on THIS website only!|
|"How to Read
Braille Music" (2nd edition) by Bettye Krolick
from the National Braille Press.
|"Who's Afraid of Braille Music" by Richard Taesch & William McCann; A short introduction and resource handbook for parents and students; available from Dancing Dots.|
to Music for the Blind Student: A Course in Braille Music Reading"
by Richard Taesch
a flexible course which equips the mainstream educator with no prior experience with braille to teach and learn music Braille; available from Dancing Dots.
|A very basic Braille Music chart from the NFB; A one page summary of the symbols most commonly found in Braille music in PDF and BRF formats. Other helpful Braille music resources are also listed on the NFB|
|Introduction to Braille Music Transcription Second Edition 2005, by Mary Turner De Garmo, revised and edited by Lawrence R. Smith, Music Braille Transcriber; Print & Braille editions available for downloading from the NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Library of Congress)|
| (NBA) Handbook
for Braille Music
Transcribers 3rd Edition, 2010: An
be placed by calling the National Braille Association at
1-585-427-8260. (see image below)
Guitar Music By Christina
Davidson & Richard Taesch. A workshop presented by Christina
Davidson for the NBA Professional Development Conference, March 2010,
Chicago. An order can
be placed by calling
the National Braille Association at 1-585-427-8260. (see image below)
|(NBA) Ask An Expert forum, a web-based Q&A led by Larry Smith. A friendly place to ask questions or just read the discussions.|
|(MENVI) Music Education
Network For the Visually Impaired: An International coalition of
parents, educators, and students. Join the menvi-discuss
group for discussing music and braille literacy. A great resource
for finding braille music transcribers, educators and specialists.
Resource Center for Blind Musicians: A Division of the Music
and Arts Center for Humanity in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
Information and referral services and the Summer Institute for Blind
|>>>Braille Music Library Resources|
|(NLS) National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped: Library of Congress: The Web-braille collection has only a few guitar solos available for download, but the hardcopy library has over 100 solos and many method books. Anyone can browse the catalog but a password and login is required for downloading the music from web-braille. Search for the letters "BRM" for all music items listed. If you don't find something you need, call the library at 1-800-424-8567 and they may be able to scan music listed in the catalogue but not yet in digital form.|
|(ATPC) Alternate Text Production Center of the California Community Colleges: catalog of braille materials. Braille transcription and embossing is also offered to educational institutions outside of California.|
|>>>Print Music Resources for guitarists|
|Facsmiles of 19th century
publications are now in the Public Domain and
some are available on line.
Musicians have also created their own print copies of classical guitar music & their own arrangements.
The following list includes several good resources for guitar music, both old and new.
Please send me suggestions for other sites: firstname.lastname@example.org
|The Carl Oscar Boije Collection, The Music Library of Sweden: PDFs of 19th Century published guitar music now in the Public Domain. A wonderfully diverse collection and all original scans of the music.|
|The Mutopia Project: free music to download, print out, perform & distribute: Browse by instrument or composer. There are many guitar solos but most do not have fingering, positions or any other markings. The files are available in several formats including midi files.|
|WIMA: Werner Icking Music Archive: PDF, midi, music source files; Browse by composer. Another collection of re-copied solos, and some duplication of the above references.|
|The Guitar School-Iceland Created by Eythor & Sveinn Thorlaksson. Hundreds of classical guitar music arrangements for studying - including progressive studies, original compositions and ensemble pieces. A wonderful contribution to guitar students around the world. Several classical arrangements by Eythor are available in braille on my transcriptions page.|
|Marc sa guitar: Marc Lamberg (Belgium) -- free original compositions for guitar; scales, arpeggios and charts of the notes on the guitar fingerboard - including solfege; and an excellent list of other resources for guitar. Some of his compositions are available in braille on my transcriptions page.|
|Delcamp.net: Classical Guitar Scores, Forums, MP3s, videos & online guitar lessons. Jean-Francois Delcamp. Very thoughtful arrangements by a professional guitarist and teacher. Join the forum or browse the PDF collection.|
Another great collection of free guitar music created by Dag Arve
Lindsetmo (Norway). Pieces include familiar classical pieces
to contemporary pieces, including his own compositions. His four
Studies for guitar are available in braille on my transcriptions page.
|jubing.net: Jubing Kristianto - Professional guitarist, teacher, examiner, and endorsee for Yamaha Music Indonesia. Free downloads of his compositions & arrangements, purchace his CDs and books, follow his concert schedule. Watch him on YouTube. Jubing's "Lullaby" is now available in braille on my transcriptions page.|
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