|SignWriting List Forum|
Stuart Thiessen |
Date: Mon Feb 21, 2000 10:28 pm
Subject: Writing Songs
One of the most controversial subjects I have ever had to deal with in a
church is the subject of music. Some deaf people in the churches I've
attended love music and some hate music. Music is something that has
generally been a transcultural phenomenon among Christian churches. The
style, lyrics, instruments, etc. may vary but music is an integral part
of Christian worship.
I wondered if there was a way to use DanceWriting (or some other aspect
of the movement notation) and Signwriting to transcribe signed songs,
both those translated from existing hearing songs and those created by
deaf signers themselves. I would like to capture the rhythm and the
"flow" of the song so that the song is not just a bunch of signs strung
together, but a song that has been translated into a visual format for
deaf participants to enjoy.
Any thoughts or responses??