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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August Wiebusch & Son, 1867 - Blind - 47 pages
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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 - ... m, n, the third by o, p, q, r, s, t, u ; and the fourth by v, x, y, z, a, e, i.
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...
Page 54 - In the prosecution of some of the studies great advantage has been derived from the use of the system of poiet-writing, known as the Braille type.

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