Board, Musical Notation

Accession Number: 1992.98

Description: "The Notation Graph is a model of the Grand Staff mounted on a cork base to which the various musical symbols may be attached with ease, thus making it possible for the blind to express musical phrases in the notation used by the seeing. The device has been designed for the purpose of familiarizing the blind with the system of notation used by the seeing, and to enable the blind teacher of music to teach the reading of music to his seeing pupils." --excerpted from a pamphlet on the Notation Graph. Item has a wooden case. A nameplate reads "The Notation-Graph, Invented by Charles J. Beetz, Manufactured by the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky."

Date Made: 1934?

Maker: Beetz, Charles J., designer.

Place of Origin: Louisville, KY

Collection: APH Collection

History/Provenance: APH Collection

Credit Line: APH Collection, 1992.98

Subjects: Instructional aids, tools, and supplies Music Music for the blind

Dimension Notes: 6.4 x 53.1 x 41.5 cm.

Made: American Printing House for the Blind.

Material: Wood, cloth, rubber, and cork.

Updated: 12/09/2010