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Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, without copyright: a new recording adn digital score, now available at
Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, without copyright: a new recording adn digital score, now available at
904 backers pledged $44,083 to help bring this project to life.

Day 20: A book about Doc Watson, blind musician

Posted by Robert Douglass (Creator)

Hello to more than 600 backers of the Open Well-Tempered Clavier project! Good news for you. Author and speaker Kent Gustavson has extended a special offer to you in support of this project, in particular for the stretch goals of making 50,000 new scores for blind musicians. 

One of the most famous and influential blind musicians in the history of American music is guitarist Doc Watson. Kent has written a biography about Doc, titled "Blind But Now I See". In the spirit of helping the project, Kent is giving his book away to any backer of the project who pitches in an extra $20 on their pledge. That's all you've got to do ... up your pledge by $20, and Kent will send you the book. The $20 (minus shipping) goes towards the Open Well-Tempered Clavier project and brings us closer to being able to produce braille scores for blind musicians. Any new backers can likewise add $20 to the amount they're pledging and receive the book.

A big thanks to Kent for his innovative way of supporting the project, and telling the story of Doc Watson.

Blind But Now I See
Blind But Now I See


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    1. William New on

      Upped my pledge to $50 to support blind musicians. Great fan of Doc Watson -- the book gift is a great idea!

    2. Jeremie Lariviere

      Pretty cool! Thanks to Kent Gustavson and you guys for doing this!

    3. Robert Douglass 7-time creator on

      jos, thanks for the boost, and good question! Kickstarter gives me a tool to make a note about your pledge, and I'll go do that now, so you're taken care of. The only solution is communication, and you can message me through Kickstarter or at

    4. jos weyers on

      Just upped my pledge with $20. I backed for the double cd initially. As an international backer that makes $50. Which is also the amount I should pay if a want TWO double cd's..... How will you guys distinguish if backers want the book or double their awards?