Handicap?

JennyorAlice

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Do you think it's possible for a person with a handicap to still play a musical instrument?

I think it is possible, yes. Rick Allen, the drummer for the popular band Def Leppard, is missing an arm due to a terrible car accident. However, despite missing an arm, he still plays the drums. He was able to work with Simmons to design a special drum kit. Now he uses his feet to help him play the drums in place of the arm that he lost.
 

Decentlady

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Oh yes, very possible and lots of disabled people are actually playing musical instruments on daily basis.

Few are famous but others which form the majority, are still very talented. I often see them in various institutes.
 

TheKnight

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Handicapped people are very smart and very innovative. When they want to do something and can't do it like the rest of the people, they find a way to do it in their own manner. What might seem impossible for them to do in our eyes, for them, it's a normal obstacle they must overcome. You commonly see in the news or on the internet some handicapped person that was able to do something people thought they couldn't. They always find a way.
 

tonyb

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It's possible for the handicap to play to play music instrument but it maybe hectic especially at the beginning learning stages.
It may also depends on thr degree of the situation and willingness of the individual. In music I know of a popular musician blind but famous worldwide for his great music talent.
 

Decentlady

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Handicapped people are very smart and very innovative. When they want to do something and can't do it like the rest of the people, they find a way to do it in their own manner. What might seem impossible for them to do in our eyes, for them, it's a normal obstacle they must overcome. You commonly see in the news or on the internet some handicapped person that was able to do something people thought they couldn't. They always find a way.
This is true. For them adaptation is the key. They practice as their life depsnd on adaptability and finally it becomes a norm. Like playing a guitar with a foot. They are amazing at pursuing their talents.
 

TheKnight

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This is true. For them adaptation is the key. They practice as their life depsnd on adaptability and finally it becomes a norm. Like playing a guitar with a foot. They are amazing at pursuing their talents.
They are some of the most creative and kind people out there because they experience the worst. Notice how some evil people need to go through some traumatic experience sometimes to change for the better? Well, that's because they finally see through the eyes of the less fortunate which creates sympathy.
 
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There are many people around who are handicapped because of some misfortune. Some if them have gained a lot of fame as well.

I have listened to many handicapped but excellent players. It is great to see how they overcomes their disability and achieved their passion in life. They are a true inspiration for all of us.
 

kamai

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If one has the passion to do something they can acheive it no matter if they are handicapped. I have seen so many talented people who are handicapped who can perform so beautifully and serve as an example for people that give up easily. They go through the worste and yet they strive to go higher something that most that are complete are afraid to do. I admire them as they are not only fighters but also good people.
 

Working Buck

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I believe you can do anything and not just playing instruments even if you're missing some part of you. I've watched an audition before in a talent show where the one playing keyboards is missing both of his hands. He just happened to have what a small part of his arms and one of his arms just have these two fingers that aren't supposed to be there. He played the keyboards very well in that condition. I think it will take a lot of practice, passion and determination to do that. I salute those kind of people.
 

Corzhens

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Thristan Mendoza is an autistic boy diagnosed of the disease when he was 2 and ½ years old. To while away his time, he was taught to play percussion which later he became good at it. From the last I know, he was playing the marimba on a tv show. He was presented as a child prodigy by the University of the Philippines as a recognition of his talent in percussions. Thristan is one good example that disability can be overcome if you will focus on what you are doing.
 

xXInfectedXx

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It's best not to call disabled people by other names such as Handicap. I've got Epilepsy and I started playing the guitar 5 years ago and I learnt various songs of by heart. Other than myself, I know many talented people who are disabled playing and writing music as we speak, read here for more information. You should never let anything stop you in this world
 

bhuvi

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Yes they could..I know it would be difficult for them but if they try then they could play.
 

River Song

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Lots of patronising attitudes in this thread.

re the original topic here's a famous song (amongst garage/punk fans and lsteners to Nuggets) about being a disabled drummer.

The Barbarians - Moulty.
True story too.