David Nabb is a Professor of Music at the University of Nebraska at Keaney. He suffered a stroke in 2000 which paralyzed the left side of his body. Over the course of several years, he worked with Jeff Stelling to design a saxophone that can be played with the right hand alone. David recently gave … Continue reading The Case for Adapted Musical Instruments
The trumpet is a common choice for musicians with limb differences. After all, it only has three valves. Players usually press the valves with whichever hand has more fingers and hold the trumpet with a stand, or, if possible, their other limb. End of story. Almost. When trumpet players reach an intermediate level of playing, … Continue reading Tuneful Triggers
Peter Worrell just released a video demonstration of the one-handed clarinet he designed! It's amazing! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vci-D7OmKU&t=181s
The more I talk about instrument adaptations, the more I hear about amazing stories and solutions! Through a friend of a friend, I heard about Richard Ferry, a determined flute player who created a handheld support for his adapted instruments. After losing his left index finger in a car accident, Richard needed to find … Continue reading Look, Ma! No hands!