BRL: Braille through Remote Learning

Specialized Codes Course



Session Topics
  • Overview
  • Notes and rests
  • Time signatures
  • Key signatures

  • Writing Exercise

    Other Resources
  • Contact instructor
  • Send mail to class
  • Main BRL page
  • Contractions Lookup
  • Contractions List
  • Intro Braille course
  • Transcribers course

  • Key signatures

    Key signatures in music represent the number of sharps and flats that are "common" throughout a piece of music. For example, a piece of music written in G major will have one sharp (an F sharp). The musician assumes that any F he or she encounters is sharp, unless the music specifically says otherwise!

    Key signatures, like time signatures, are also easy:

    In the first example, to combine the key signature with the time signature, the braille would be:

    Again, this information is normally centered above the first line of music.

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