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One-handed clarinet wins award

One-handed clarinet wins award

This article was posted on 12 Jul 2017.

A one-handed clarinet by the maker Peter Worrell has won the OHMI (One-Handed Musical Instrument) Competition, which challenges makers to develop musical instruments that can be played without the use of one hand and arm. The OHMI Trust has run the competition since 2013 as part of its objective to remove the barriers to music making faced by physically disabled people, and to enable undifferentiated participation in musical life, whether at school, in the home or in a professional ensemble. Worrell previously won the award in 2014 for his one-handed recorder.

'I designed the clarinet after attending an event hosted by OHMI at the House of Commons,' said Worrell. 'After seeing the one-handed toggle saxophone close up, I felt that it may be possible to make a clarinet. There are major differences to overcome, such as the clarinet working on a 12th overblow.

'The idea for the wobble plate came first as this was a major problem to overcome, as it would not be possible to use the traditional setup using alternate fingerings for the lowest notes. The wobble plate allows players to move from one note to the other by sliding the little finger seamlessly (with a little practice).'

Further details are available at www.peterworrell.co.uk and you can find out more about the OHMI Trust at its own website www.ohmi.org.uk.

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