On this page, you will find videos for music teachers, resources for transcribing print music into braille, and materials for learning braille music.
Videos for Music Teachers
Transcribing Braille Music
Dancing Dots — braille music notation software that requires the purchase of three computer programs
- Requires GOODFEEL, Lime, and SharpEye programs
- Requires a braille embosser and produces paper braille music
- using-dancing-dots.docx (provided by Kate Haling)
BrailleMUSE — free online software for converting music xml files to digital braille music
- Upload a .xml file from any music notation software (Finale, Noteflight, Sibelius, etc.)
- File can be read on braille notetaker (paperless)
- using-braillemuse.docx (provided by Kate Haling)
GOODFEEL Transcription Service — send in paper music or a music XML file and have it transcribed into braille
NLS Music Services — has braille music and audio materials available to blind students for free
Learning Braille Music
An Introduction to Music for the Blind Student by Richard Taesch (published by Dancing Dots)
Stay tuned for instructional videos on the Challenge Solutions YouTube channel.