[Service condition] [MusicXML] [Braille font] [Link]
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Braille music scores are written using the same Braille cells as used in reading and writing sentences. Braille music translation from MusicXML format to Braille music system will improve accessibility to music scores via the Internet. We are offering the server as an Internet transcoding for universal access to music scores.
A trial version of this server is converting a music score with MusicXML
format released by Recordare LLC into a Braille music score with NABCC(ASCII) and/or BASE format,
which is one of the standard Braille codes.
You can use our free trial server for an evaluation period under following evaluation license agreements.
We hope this transcription program is helpful for the visually impaired, Braille translators, and whom it may concern.
This server has been developed by collaboration with Gotoh Lab. and Tamura Lab. at Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Yokohama National Univ., School of Management, Tokyo University of Science, and The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science. This work is partly supported by grants of Gant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan and is especially assisted by TONICA in braille transcription.
If you agree to the service condition, you can access the Braille music
<Enter to the Braille music transcription system for multi-part scores(Newest trial
<Enter to the Braille music transcription system for multi-part scores(Version 5.44ML).>
<Enter to the translated Braille music sample page(Version 5.45ML).>
<Enter to the new sample page translated by Version 5.45ML(1190 titles).>
MusicXML is an Internet-friendly universal translator for common western
musical notation. Formats of MusicXML are independently created by Musical
Plan Ltd. (Japan) and Recordare LLC (USA) and are not compatible with one
another. The MusicXML format released by Recordare LLC (hereinafter called
MusicXML format) is available in the server.
Music score in MusicXML format
You can find music score in MusicXML format by three ways described below.
A Braille font is required to be installed on your system to display transcribed music scores on the screen. A Braille font is available downloaded free of charge from the website of Duxbury Systems, Inc.