Access to our bi-monthly New Books magazine which tells you all about the latest pieces available from RNIB for loan and for sale.
Braille music is based on the same six dots as traditional braille letters but in addition there are separate symbols for each note, key, tempo and duration.
Once mastered, the braille music code opens up a world of pleasure and fulfilment and keeps the magic of playing an instrument alive.
More than 11,000 braille music scores
Music for piano, organ and voice as well as a variety of other instruments including strings, woodwind and brass
Music for all tastes and abilities
Tutor books for beginners in braille music
Books about music including the history and theory of music.
Giant print music
Our giant print music scores are in a format called Modified Stave Notation (MSN). The books are in 16mm MSN, which means the stave measures just over a centimetre and a half and the notation is sized to fit. Any text is in 24 point bold text and the books are A4-sized.
We can send you a sample MSN 16mm if you would like to try out the type size and format before you join the Library. Contact our Music Librarian:
A series of recordings designed to help choral singers of all abilities to learn a part quickly and efficiently.
Choose your voice part to learn. Best used in conjunction with a score or words in braille or print.
More tuition courses
In touch with the guitar by Dan Jones, written with visually-impaired learners in mind but suitable for all. Learn to play Classical or Spanish guitar up to the equivalent level of grades 4-5. Listen to a sample from In touch with the guitar (MP3 file, 7.5MB)
Keyboard at your fingertips by Penny Weedon. The course takes you from the basics of picking out a melody by ear to how to put chords in the left hand. Helping you get the most out of your keyboard.
Masterclass media foundation tutorials, for various instruments. Masterclass Media Foundation films and records some of the world's great musicians teaching and giving masterclasses. This course includes 32 of their tutorials as audio files.
Music Advisory Service (MAS)
The Music Advisory Service team are always happy to help if you need advice on playing, performing, teaching or even just listening to music. Visit the music pages or email them at [email protected]
Accessing personal transcription is quick and easy. Call your regional centre in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow or Ivybridge or RNIB Helpline on 0303 123 9999.
Ivybridge - Telephone: 01752 690 092.
RNIB Scotland Transcription Centre - Telephone: 0141 337 2955.
Reading and Transcription RNIB NI Accessible Media -Telephone: 028 9050 1888.
RNIB Cymru Accessible Information Centre - RNIB Cymru is also a producer of Welsh braille and audio. Telephone: 029 2044 9575.
For more information or to sign up for our music library, get in touch: