Braille slate



  • Table 1: Basic Signs
  • Table 2: Clefs
  • Table 3: Accidentals, Key
    and Time signatures

  • Table 4: Rythmic Groups
  • Table 5: Chords
  • Table 6: Slurs and Ties
  • Table 7: Tremolos
  • Table 8: Fingering
  • Table 9: Bar lines and repeats
  • Table 10: Nuances
  • Table 11: Ornaments
  • Table 12: Theory
  • Table 13: Modern Notation
  • Table 14: General Organization
  • Table 15: Keyboard Music
  • Table 16: Vocal Music
  • Table 17: String Instruments
  • Table 18: Winds & Percussion
  • Table 19: Accordion

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  • Table 9: Bar Lines & Repeats

    A. Bar Lines

    (space) Bar line
    Braille bar line for special uses
    Dotted bar line
    Double bar at end of composition
    Double bar at end of bar or section

    B. Print Repeats

    Double bar followed by dots; beginning of repeat
    Double bar with dots preceding; end of repeat
    First, second ending (volta)
    Print segno sign
    Print coda sign

    C. Braille Repeats

    Full- or part-measure repeat
    Separation of repeats with different values, i.e.,
    Repeat beginning in fifth (or other number) times
    Repeat four (or other number) times
    Beginning of repeat in cadenza or unmeasured music
    Count back and repeat measures
    Repeat the last four (or other number) measures
    Repeat the last four (or other number) measures
    Repeat specific measures
    Repeat specific measures from thge numbered section
    (i.e., repeat measures 9-16 from Section 2)
    Braille Segno A (or B, etc.)
    Repeat back to segno A (or B, etc.)
    End of segno music to be repeated
    Coda Sign
    Parallel Motion
    Sequence: Continue the pattern

    D. Variants

    Variant of measure (sign precedes and follows)
    Variant of two (or other numbers) measures
    Second (or other number) variant of measure
    Numbered variant, followed by number of measures
    (i.e., Variant 1, for 3 measures)

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