The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #26903   Message #327710
Posted By: DonMeixner
26-Oct-00 - 09:46 AM
Thread Name: Help: Disabled Musician
Subject: RE: Help: Disabled Musician
Thank you all, some great help here, The Domra bears looking into and so does the Mandola. Neither instrument is known to me. John is foremost a guitarist and would like to keep the guitar dynamics, bigger sound. His limits are similar to mine in that he can't easily span three frets or more than five strings measured on a guitar neck. The shorter scale length is a step in the right direction. He has good hand strength. Unlike me he has feeling in his finger tips still which is a help.

Spaw, thanks for the kind words, if you ever need my help call. But a long time ago I learned that it is so easy to be too close to problem that you miss the obvious when its right in front of you. Also there are so many instruments in the world music arena that I've never seen before.

I like the frettles idea, maybe a tiple.