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Reading music while playing an instrument - she needs access!

My daughter is learning to play the clarinet and has low vision of 20/250. I currently take a picture of the music on the iPad Pro, she enlarges it, and then I move it with my finger as she is playing. It is very grainy due to how big we have to enlarge it. I need suggestions! She wants to be able to read music!


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Re: Reading music while playing an instrument - she needs access!



Check out the resources at Dancing Dots. they are a company which sells music products used by blind people. I think they have some kind of special music rack where you can place the music, and magnify it.


Re: Reading music while playing an instrument - she needs access!



I have vision around your daughter's and I used bioptics (and enlargements if needed) to read music. I used to play violin, cello, piano, and guitar. :)


Re: Reading music while playing an instrument - she needs access!



I think you'll appreciate this article on accessing music as a person with a visual impairment:

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pub.asp?DocID=aw130604...

Does your daughter read braille?

Shannon Carollo


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