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Thread #168585   Message #4072526
Posted By: Naemanson
19-Sep-20 - 09:36 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
Subject: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
Three years ago I had a stroke that affected my right side. A few years ago I had a carpal tunnel release on my left arm. I'd waited too long on the carpal tunnel release and the nerve was damaged beyond hope.

I have two working fingers, index and middle, as well as my thumb on my left hand. My right hand is clumsy and slow. Typing is a pain and I spend as much time correcting typos and typing.

Result: I cannot play my guitars, or my pennywhistle, and my efforts to learn the violin are done.

But I want to play music. I'm thinking of getting a mountain dulcimer. With what manual dexterity I have left do you think I can make that work? Can you suggest another instrument?