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    <span style="font-size: medium;">April 29, 2019 </span>

    Dear music expert,

    We’re transcribing a collection of music for a violin and we have the following questions.

    1) The pages have no print page numbers. How do we indicate the page change? Do we insert a row of unspaced dots 36 across the width of the line to indicate print page changes according to Braille Formats 1.11.6 or do we place a music page change indicator dots 5, 25?


    <span style="font-size: medium;">1) What is the meaning of </span><b><span style="font-family: Calibri,Calibri; font-size: medium;">FAS49 </span></b><span style="font-size: medium;">preceding the first measure? Do we need to transcribe it as a word sign or include it in the music heading? </span>

    2) Can we use measure repeats when some measures have bowing signs and others don’t but are clearly repeats?


    2) Measures 0-5. At the first glance these look like chord ties. However, since the lower notes are moving from a natural to a sharp, we transcribed them as slurs. What’s your opinion? (see attached example).

    3) Measures 65, 66, 69, 85. We couldn’t use stem signs because of the rests and other complications. What is your opinion on how we brailled these measures? Please see the transcriptions attached.


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    Good morning!

    Thank you for your great questions.

    I would use music page change indicators, 5, 25, throughout. Notice that the Bluegrass piece does actually have page numbers at the bottom left corner. Even if it didn't, though, Music Code should be used throughout.

    The FAS49 preceding the music is simply the catalog number for the publisher. In a transcription like this I generally leave that info out.

    Repeats may be used if the repeated measure does not have any bowings - if the bowings are different, of course, you may not use a measure repeat.

    In the first measures of Bluegrass, I read the curved lines as a tie between the A's and a slur between the F natural and F sharp. I would transcribe both: put the tie after the A and a slur after the interval of the 3rd.

    What you've done with the in-accords to show the stems and rests is perfect. I just checked measures 65 and 66 quickly; look at m. 66 - don't forget the ascending curved lines before the 3rd beat. Also, there are some duplications in the second part of the in-accord that don't need to be there. Make sure you're not repeating notes unnecessarily.

    I hope that helps and answers all of your questions!

    Let me know if anything is unclear or you need anything else!



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