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Thread #168585   Message #4072706
Posted By: Naemanson
21-Sep-20 - 07:39 PM
Thread Name: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
Subject: RE: Tech: Musical instrument not needing dexterity
A note on my right hand dexterity. I have a few sets of bones. I used to be pretty good with them but last time I tried it was unsuccessful.

My forte is my voice so anything that needs mouth space is out.

I hadn't considered Autoharp because it seemed like the strumming hand use was rather intricate. I'll check the videos when my wife finishes teaching online. Thanks Don.

CupOfTea, I’ve thought of bowed psaltery. A Velcro band around my left wrist should hold it in place. I’ve heard they are difficult to keep in tune. Any suggestions? BTW, I was just starting to figure out how to play fiddle so I won’t miss it as much as the others.

Bill D and Don Meixner: You both suggest playing the mountain dulcimer with the left hand doing the chording. But my left hand is more severely affected than the right. The right hand is slow and clumsy. The left only has two more or less dependable fingers. Can I get a dulcimer set up so the right can do the chording?

Thanks for all the suggestions, even the bodhran snark.