Survival Tips: Music

This week we are exploring listening to and playing music, as a positive way to get through lockdown…

Ukuleles, trumpets, flutes and harmonicas are just some of the instruments being played by our service users, what a talented bunch! Plus we have plenty of people who can sing a beautiful tune too.

Heres how you could enjoy music making and listening to keep you occupied during lockdown;

If you would like to learn how to play the ukelele, our tech guy Martin organises a ukulele group for people with sight loss, get in touch if you’d like to get involved, martin.eatherley@kvin.org.uk

Here are some tips for beginner Ukelele players, click here.

The RNIB have a dedicated music advisory service for anyone wanting to take up music as a hobby or get access to accessible music, details are here.

The RNIB have their own music library with one of the largest accessible music collections in the world. Don’t let vision loss put you off from reading music!

If you are a listener rather than a player, then you may be interested in online digital music platforms such as Spotify.

Streaming music has never been easier, take a look at this link for the basics on using smart speakers and how they can help people with vision loss.