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    Chris Clemens
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    I’m curious how to braille this piece. It’s in 3/8+3/4 time. There are parts that are 7/8, 5/8, and 12/8 time, also. Some of these have dotted bars and some don’t. Should I move the dotted bar in the parallels to align them using the guide dots or leave them with only one space after the measure. The example of the music is attached to this posting.

    Also, I’d like to know if the dotted bar separates whole measures or if it separates part measures. In the piano part of this piece it will come into play as there will be measure numbers preceding the parallels.

    Thanks

    #20753

    Chris Clemens
    Keymaster

    I must apologize for the delay in answering you.

    Thank you for attaching the print. It is very helpful.

    I think you must use the combined signature, following print. Use the dots 346 plus-sign between the 3/8 and the 3/4, without spaces. It seems evident that the dotted bar line separates part-measure units, not whole measures. Where a dotted bar sign falls at the end of a braille line, I think that it serves to indicate that the measure is incomplete, and a music hyphen is not required. Your alignment of the dotted-bar signs and use of guide dots seem perfectly correct to me.

    I hope I’ve been clear. If not, please feel free to ask again.

    Cheers to you.
    Larry Smith

    #20754

    Chris Clemens
    Keymaster

    This is more of a question than a reply is there a course for learning Braille Music?

    #20755

    LarrySmith
    Moderator

    Hello, Sundove.

    If you are asking about a course in transcribing music into braille, the answer is yes, there is a correspondence course leading to certification by the Library of Congress. If you are asking about a course in reading braille, there are excellent materials available but so far as I know no interactive instruction at this time. In either case, I recommend that you contact Karen Gearreald, the teacher of the transcribing course, who is also very knowledgeable about the available reading resources. You can reach her by email at Karen118@cox.net.

    #20756

    LarrySmith
    Moderator

    [quote=LarrySmith]Hello, Sundove.

    If you are asking about a course in transcribing music into braille, the answer is yes, there is a correspondence course leading to certification by the Library of Congress. If you are asking about a course in reading braille, there are excellent materials available but so far as I know no interactive instruction at this time. In either case, I recommend that you contact Karen Gearreald, the teacher of the transcribing course, who is also very knowledgeable about the available reading resources. You can reach her by email at Karen118@cox.net.[/quote]

    #20752

    Chris Clemens
    Keymaster

    Thank you Larry I know how to read braille I am already Literary Certified I am interested in becoming certified in Music and was quite sure how to go about it, never really heard much about any courses, would love to know more.
    Thanks again!

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