Thorough Description of the Braille System for the Reading and Writing of Music: Also All the Characters of the English, French and German Language, Ciphering and Algebra. As Introduced in the Missouri Institution for the Education of the Blind
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3rd line 7th Octave Ass't base note Blind Asylum Boston and Philadelphia Braille system Braille type Capo CHARACTERS FOR MUSIC chord clef cyphering different octaves dotted note double dotted eight measures Etymology following dot following signs GERMAN LANGUAGE grace note half a note half note HENRY ROBYN interval signs invented learned the alphabet left and lower left and middle lesson letters Louis lower left lower right Metronom middle and lower middle left middle right Missouri Institution Music Teacher notes are expressed notes are written number of measures octave mark octave sign Paris Philadelphia type piece prefer the Braille printing priveous Prof pupils quarter note read and write right and lower right and middle sharp is placed signs are placed slate slur mark Staccato upper and middle upper left upper right Violin Violoncello whole measure write music written as follows written like eighth
Page viii - is to simplify the method of printing music in raised characters for the blind, by substituting the letters by which the notes are known for the notes themselves; the value of each note being designated by affixing to the letter the usual signs of crotchet, quaver, semiquaver, &c, and thus compressing the music into a smaller space.
Page vii - The time of a composition is marked by figures; 2/4 time by a 2, and 3/4 time by 3, &c. The value of the notes is known by the division of the measure, and by the space allowed between each subdivision. The rests are marked thus : a whole measure rest, 1 ; a half measure, 2 ; a quarter 3. / Chords are marked by an apostrophe placed between these notes : a' c
Page vii - The fingering is expressed by the first five cyphers, reversed and placed before the notes.
Page vi - It became necessary to invent a plan, applicable only to the fingers, a system deprived of all complications, and composed of detached signs, easily detected by the touoh and ranged on one line only.
Page vi - ... and when the head of the note was found, it was then necessary to...