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Betty_E1

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After nearly 40 years, I'm back playing recorder.  I lost my left hand and am using a Yamaha descant and a Dolmetsch Gold Series alto.  The descant is fine but the alto needs some additional support.  I've tried a clarinet lanyard but I need the support at the end of the recorder.  Ideally, I think, something that attaches to a music stand and extends so that I can rest the end of the recorder on it.  Does anyone have any ideas?
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Hi Betty, thanks for posting. So glad you have been able to get back to your recorder playing! You might be able to rig something up with a microphone boom arm, which would attach to the music stand There are various attachments available for music stands - drink cups, ipad holders, etc. but I think the boom arm would bring the support further from the music for readability. If you search for 'mic boom arm for music stand', you will find lots of these. It looks as though they would need some adaptation for your purpose, though.

‘Remap’ is a UK charity which has designed and fitted stands for several disabled instrumentalists
http://www.remap.org.uk/

When you find a solution, please share.



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Betty_E1

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Hi Betty, thanks for posting. So glad you have been able to get back to your recorder playing! You might be able to rig something up with a microphone boom arm, which would attach to the music stand There are various attachments available for music stands - drink cups, ipad holders, etc. but I think the boom arm would bring the support further from the music for readability. If you search for 'mic boom arm for music stand', you will find lots of these. It looks as though they would need some adaptation for your purpose, though.

‘Remap’ is a UK charity which has designed and fitted stands for several disabled instrumentalists
http://www.remap.org.uk/

When you find a solution, please share.



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Thank you, Audrey.  I'll investigate the boom arms.  I'm making do with a large G clamp, fastened with a smaller G clamp.  It sort of works but, you're right, something that takes me further away from the music would be better.
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Valerie1410

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Hi Betty!!

I play recorder adaptively, as I a customized instrument with two keys.  I also use a neckstrap and brace which I made out of a thumb rest and wooden dowel.  You can learn more about it on my website: https://sites.google.com/site/instrumentadaptations/recorder/braces-and-supports

I also have a new blog about instrument adaptations: http://www.anotherwaytoplay.org

Best of luck!!
Most sincerely,
Valerie
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