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Music in Sign Language – Video & Image Included

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Our lives have always been significantly impacted by music. There are different kinds of music nowadays because so many people enjoy it.

Can you imagine a world without music? There might be a feeling that something is missing because it will be different.

Many people believe that music makes their lives more colourful. It helps them with daily tasks like going to the gym, food shopping, and other things like those.

So, today we’ll learn to say music in sign language. Although there are many different sign languages, we will only talk about British Sign Language (BSL) today. If you’re not familiar with BSL, it’s the language that people who are hard of hearing or who are deaf use to communicate in Great Britain.

So, let’s get started.

Music in Sign Language

Before we begin, please remember that BSL is a two-handed sign language. That means that you will communicate using both hands.

However, not all sign languages can be controlled by this approach. Consider one of your hands to be a piece of paper. The pen is on the other hand. A pen-holding hand is referred to as the “dominant hand.” The right hand is typically used. As a result, if your dominant hand is with your right, the paper will be with your left. Another name for the non-dominant hand is the base hand.

Never change to your other hand when making a sign. In this case, your signs will mean nothing to your audience.

So, back to our topic: how do you say music in sign language?

Now let’s move on to the following videos. Take your time watching them.

Do not be concerned about their pace. We’ll walk you through each step of the process below.

A BSL interpreter standing

  • Start with a normal posture.

A BSL interpreter signing music

  • Point the index fingers of your two hands upwards like an arrow.
  • Say the word ‘music’ while you’re signing.

So, that’s the first version of the word. Let’s now see the second version.

A British sign language interpreter in a normal posture

  • Start with a normal posture again.

A British sign language interpreter signing Music

  • Raise both of your hands.
  • Join your thumb and your index finger in an ‘O’ shape.
  • Say the word ‘music’ while you’re signing.


So, that’s how we say music in sign language. If you can create a more strong connection between you and the other person, nonverbal communication, such as sign language, is far more effective. Also, be sure the person you’re communicating with can see you. Some signs appear inappropriate if other people cannot see what you are doing. Finally, exercise regularly. You’ll remember the sign better if you regularly practise.

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