Do you dream of being able to play the guitar or piano? Could your vocal ability in the shower use a bit of a tuning? Bring out your inner musician with CDs that teach how to play instruments and sheet music in braille from the CNIB Library. Some of the iFactor contestants have borrowed music from the library and look at them now!
Here are some favorites:
Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired, Guitar by Ear
This popular audio Music by Ear series by Bill Brown teaches the very basics of playing the piano. Other lessons include techniques such as improvisation. More Music by Ear Instructional CDs.
TalkingTabs Guitar Instruction, the Complete Beginners Series
Focusing on rock, country and R&B guitar styles, this set of progressive audio guitar courses teach you to play like a pro. When you're ready to learn to play songs, choose from classics such as "Help!" by the Beatles. More TalkingTabs Instructional CDs.
Celebration Series: Piano Perspectives
We are proud to have the complete repertoire and study books for the Royal Conservatory of Music piano series in music braille. Congrats to the clients who have taken Conservatory music exams by having access to them in braille. More Royal Conservatory of Music books
This hit performed by Canadian songwriter Jann Arden, is a favourite with clients. The words, music and guitar chords have all been transcribed into music braille.
For more music titles visit the CNIB Library catalogue
Good luck to the iFactor contestants. Dreams really can come true!
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