ERIC Number: ED247742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
A Curriculum for Teaching Optacon Music-Reading.
Levinson, Sandra; Bruscia, Kenneth E.
This curriculum is designed to help blind individuals read music via the Optacon, an electronic device that converts printed figures into vibrating tactile sensations. The curriculum is intended to teach the learner to track and scan musical scores with the Optacon, tactually recognize and discriminate various notational signs found in printed music, and translate these signs into their musical referents. Lessons are designed sequentially and include information on goals; objectives; introductory exercises (designed to extend skills); and finding, identification, and memorization exercises. Lessons address five major units: rhythmic notation off the staff (bar lines, whole and half notes); melodic notation on one staff (flats, sharps, rests); expressive and diacritical marks (note attacks, dynamic marks); chords and counterpoint on one staff (parallel chords); and piano music (two staves). (CL)
Descriptors: Blindness, Curriculum, Music Activities, Music Education, Music Reading, Music Techniques
Tembrook Press, 23 Copper Beech Dr., Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 ($30.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Publication of this curriculum was made possible in part by a grant from the Louis N. Cassett Foundation.