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Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs

Mr Red 29 Oct 14 - 03:12 PM
Jack Campin 29 Oct 14 - 04:43 PM
Mr Red 29 Oct 14 - 06:44 PM
GUEST,leeneia 30 Oct 14 - 08:25 AM
olddude 30 Oct 14 - 09:19 AM
wysiwyg 30 Oct 14 - 09:51 AM
Mr Red 30 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM
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Subject: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 03:12 PM

This is for 80 & 90 year-olds who are not that mobile.
The drop-in centre I visit occasionally are very kind to me and allow me to record some of their visitors telling stories about the Town when they "wus young".

Their exercise cassette (remember them?) is also showing its age and they asked me to transcribe it to CD. I thought buy them a new CD. Ha!
Naively - it would be a simple case of 5 minutes' happytapping and Amaizin/Ebygum would throw a million possibilities at me.
Hours later I thought - Mudcat would know. So:

Any ideas? On easy listening rhythmical music designed for exercises in a chair. Mostly hands and feet, bit of leg and probably a nod of the head. Youtube is not very encouraging, plenty of video I could get the audio from but nothing looks close.

I am imagining a cross between slow James Last and Val Doonican edging perilously close to elevator. Hopefully targeted at the application.

TIA
(BTW web page of the results of my recordings)


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: Jack Campin
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 04:43 PM

You want some degree of rhythmic animation to it.

Jimmy Shand.
French accordion musette.
Brass band marches.
Bouncy numbers from operettas like The Student Prince or Gilbert and Sullivan.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: Mr Red
Date: 29 Oct 14 - 06:44 PM

I may have to make a compilation of my own, but I still have to get the tempii right. One site had the BPM quoted for each CD - at 126! Everyone on the page! I think 60 would nearer the mark.
Still looking.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 08:25 AM

80 and 90?

You should get a recommendation from a doctor or physical therapist. These people can be fragile. Not all of them, but some.


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: olddude
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 09:19 AM

Some one in another thread asked please help me I'm falling :)


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: wysiwyg
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 09:51 AM

BPM's matter but only for some songs.... bpm's are for aerobics and others are for stretches.

Aerobic can be in low 80's. Keep in mind that bpm's can double or halve as well. So 60 also = 120 (too fast).

Songs from their dancing days will be best, and you can adjust speed as needed. Amazon does have all this available if that's simpler. Simply doing as they asked would be a great start and give you an idea what to look for. Their activities director would prob rather have you play live (record that).

My best slow pcs for stretching were Ennio Morricone (NOT classical). Slow ballads also good.

Or you might donate a Sit and Be Fit dvd.

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Suggestions on Senior exercise CDs
From: Mr Red
Date: 30 Oct 14 - 02:16 PM

the cassette is called “Gentle exercises for the Elderly” R Stricland 1988

Side B - “Exercise title only

Side A “Full spoken instuctions

I am going to try and transcribe it first.


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