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cello floor stand

‘Cello

The bow needs to be held in one hand and the note selected with the other. Most of the time only one string is played at a time. Bow holders can support the bow.

bagpipes

Bagpipes

Bespoke key work can be added where required and holes can be covered. Or use a one-handed instrument with a support stand. This does require use of 4 fingers and a thumb.

Euphonium

Baritone / Tenor Horn / Euphonium

The instrument needs to be supported and three valves operated. A floor stand can take the weight of the instrument and valves can be operated with either hand.

One handed clarinet

Clarinet

Bespoke key work can be added where required and holes can be covered. OR Use a one-handed instrument with a support stand. This does require use of 4 fingers and a thumb.

Chapman Stick

Electric Guitar / Bass Guitar

Strings are plucked with digit(s) on one hand and the note(s) selected with the other. A Chapman Stick or Artiphon Instrument 1 can be played with one digit as a minimum.

One handed flute

Flute

Bespoke key work can be added where required and a support stand can be used.

Range of one handed descant recorders

Recorder

For a standard recorder you need 7 fingers and a thumb. Bespoke keys can be added to aid reach or you can use a one-handed recorder which requires 4 digits.

saxophone

Saxophone

Bespoke key work can be added where required and a support stand can be used.

trombone floor stand

Trombone

The instrument needs to be supported and a slide operated by a pinch grip. A floor stand can take the weight of the instrument and the slide operated by either hand.

trumpet floor stand

Trumpet / Cornet

The instrument needs to be supported and three valves operated. A floor stand can take the weight of the instrument and valves operated with either or both hands.

ukulele

Ukulele

Strings are plucked with digit(s) on one hand and the note(s) selected with the other. Strumming can be undertaken with one digit as a minimum. Chords need one digit per note in the chord. A Strum Buddy allows a ukulele to be played with one hand or an Artiphon Instrument 1 can be used to play chords in ‘Smart Strum’ mode with one digit on each side.

artiphon instrument 1

Violin / Viola

The bow needs to be held in one hand and the note selected with the other. Most of the time only one string is played at a time. Bow holders can support the bow.

Why not something else?

Here are some ideas on other instruments you could try.