Tablature in Braille

February 25, 2009

How does one who uses a braille display read tab?
Being a primarily graphical method of communication, it doesn’t really do much for people who cannot see.

Turtle Dove for banjo in tab

Turtle Dove for banjo in tab

Here is a solution.

There are two ways of thinking about this alternate method.
First, it would be interesting to create a computer script that could translate this automatically.
Alternately, this is a good project for crowdsourcing. If every guitar player or banjo player translated one song into the new notation, each person would only contribute a small amount of work, but the cumulative work completed would be enormous.

This is the concept behind One to One-Thousand by Sam Sennott. How much work could we get done if we all contributed a small amount toward the same end?


Check this out. The crowdsourcing has already begun.

updated post



October 16, 2008

Been busy. Not much time for getting new ideas down with the level of polish that I am comfortable posting. I am tantalizingly close to having a proposal ready to present to my comps committee, though.

So for now, read about this cool restaurant that Sam found.

Okay, well

September 20, 2008

Well, I have a blog. I don’t have a lot of time for this, but I do have a lot of ideas. 

I’ve been inspired by some brilliant people and I’d like to share my ideas. Perhaps publishing these will begin to force me to think about them more consciously as well.

I was inspired by these two blogs, and I hope to sortof combine the features of the two of them into something new.