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 13- Modern Notation

    (To be used only in modern music)

    A. Notes with Unusual Shape

    Black note head with no stem
    X-shaped note head
    Vertical stems that designate quasi-notes
    Diamond or triangle-shaped note head
    End of a slanting line to designate approximate pitch (quasi-note)
    When no specific note value appears, the value of an 8th note is
    used, i.e.,

    B. Tone Clusters

    Tone cluster with natural sign
    Tone cluster with flat sign
    Tone cluster with sharp sign
    Tone cluster with no accidentals specified
    i.e., play evey note in this octave as a chord

    C. "Fan-shaped" Rhythmic Groups

    Accelerando within rhythmic group
    Ritardando within rhythmic group
    Steady rhythm
    End of Rhythmic group as shown in print

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