Musical Instrument Holder
Adapted Drum Musical Instrument
The Adapted Drum Musical Instrument is designed for individuals with one hand to be able to play the drum on a wheelchair tray with ease. The upper wood bar is removable to drum on the lower bar or the upper instrument. This would be good for a student who may only have the use of one hand and is unable to hold the instrument with the other hand.
Assistive Device For Trumpet
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with upper extremity disabilities and who used a wheelchair to play the trumpet. The trumpet was modified to allow the valves to be triggered electrically, through use of solenoids attached to the trumpet valves. A frame was built to mount the trumpet, switches, and necessary control circuity to the subject's wheelchair. The switches were positioned on the frame to permit their operation with wrist, knee and foot. The frame was made to be
Clamp On Holder.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Table or stand holder for supporting horn or other wind instruments. The holder is made from a standard harmonica brace (available commercially). A horn-to-holder adapter is made of wood, hard felt, pressboard, or molded plastic. A hole is cut in the middle which fits snugly on the horn just behind the mouthpiece. The holder is angled correctly using screw adjustments at the base of the brace. The holder is fitted to an expandable bar that is attached
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Foot strap for holding instruments. Two versions of foot straps to hold simple instruments with stick type of handles. Foot strap A fits over socks, shoes or braces: two straps wrap around the forefoot with a longer strap wrapped around the heel like a sandal strap; the straps are sewn where they intersect and have velcro closures; side pocket loops are incorporated into the forefoot straps to hold the instrument handle. Foot Strap B is designed to be
Frames & Stands.
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Frames and stands adapted for holding instruments. Various types of frames and stands are described for holding many types of instruments, including small drums. The stands put the instruments within reach of people sitting in wheelchairs or other positioning chairs, or on the floor. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR:Clark C. and Chadwick, D. TITLE: Clinically Adapted Instruments for the Multiply Handicapped: A Sourcebook. REF: Book: St. Louis; Magn
DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable an individual with good finger control but limited arm strength to play the guitar. The guitar has a two-inch Velcro strip bonded to the guitar that can be locked on to a mating Velcro band around the leg, preventing the guitar from slipping from the correct position. The user's right arm has a support, also of Velcro, attached to the wheelchair armrest that fully supports the arm. WEB SITE: Workshop Solutions at http://www.workshopsolutions.com/COMPLE
Milk Jug Holder
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: The Milk Jug Crayon/Marker Holder is a clever way to modify writing utensils for individuals who have fine motor and grasping difficulties hold and use a crayon/marker. It can also be used to hold drum sticks, scarves or ribbons (for play during music class), glue sticks, or paint brushes.
MATERIALS USED: Plastic milk jug (1/2 gallon for crayons, 1 gallon for markers), 1” piece Hook (hard) sticky back Velcro, 1” piece Loop (soft) sticky back Velcro
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Holder for supporting horn or other wind instruments. An L shaped metal post extends up from an 8 inch square wooden base. A small rubber ball is attached to the short end of the L, parallel to the base. The ball is used to prevent instruments from falling off. The holder acts more as a rest to support the instrument than actually holding it in place. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. Woodworking. AUTHOR:Clark, C. and Chadwick, D. TITLE: Clinically Adapted In
-- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------ PURPOSE: Neck holder for supporting horn or other wind instruments. The neck holder is made from a standard harmonica brace (available commercially). A horn-to-holder adapter is made of wood, hard felt, pressboard, or molded plastic. A hole is cut in the middle which fits snugly on the horn just behind the mouthpiece. The holder is angled correctly using screw adjustments at the base of the brace. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. Woodworking. AUTHOR: Clark, C. and Chad
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Glove adapted for holding instruments. A standard bowling glove without fingers is adapted with a velcro closing and padding in the palm area. A casing of leather or suede is glued or sewn across the palm into which the handle of beaters or other hand-held instruments is placed. A strip of velcro in the palm can be used for lightweight devices. Can be used for persons with no palmer grasp. SKILLS REQUIRED: Sewing. AUTHOR:Clark C. and Chadwick, D. TITLE
CUSTOM ADAPTATION PURPOSE: To provide a means for a child with cerebral palsy to play the recorder. A two-part holder was creared using clear acrylic. The first part of the holder was a column of two-millimeter wide acrylic disks joined by a thin strip of acrylic. Each disk has a hole in the center, varying slightly in size to adjust for the instrument's tapered shape, creating frets about eight millimeters in diameter to guide the player's fingers. The finger guide was nounted on a stand with
Rockstar Guitar Stand
---- CUSTOMIZED ADAPTATION --------- PURPOSE: To create a customized guitar stand that attaches to a wheelchair for an adult male with cerebral palsy. The Rockstar guitar stand provides a safe and durable attachment for the user’s wheelchair which supports his electric guitar and keyboard. The device attaches to the armrest supports of the wheelchair and allows for adjustment of the guitar platform to the most comfortable position for the user. When brainstorming design ideas it was decided that
--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adjustable stand for holding instruments. The suspension stand is a wooden stand on a wheeled base. The mast of the stand is perpendicular to the base and can be adjusted 3 to 5 feet. Perpendicular to the mast is a 2 foot arm with a hook from which small instruments can be suspended. The stand can be used with people in beds, wheelchair or on the floor. SKILLS REQUIRED: Woodworking. AUTHOR:Clark C. and Chadwick, D. TITLE: Clinically Adapted Instruments
The Trumpet Holder is an instrument holder designed to enable the user to play a trumpet without having to support the weight of the instrument. The device consists of a square bracket to hold a suspended trumpet. The bracket slides into the ends of wheelchair arm rests. The unit is collapsible and will fit into a trumpet case. The device can be assembled/dissembled in seconds. PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT: Developed by Frank Heminsley for individuals who find playing a musical instrument difficult wit