The countdown is on for the music exhibition in Frankfurt am Main 2017, which will take place from 5 to 8 April this year. Last year, the International Fair for Musical Instruments and Sheet Music, Music Production and Music Marketing presented itself with a new concept. The echo was very divided into two.

It will be interesting to see if the fair organisation has done a good job of tweaking the optimization screws. At least it can be positively stated that many well-known manufacturers, who stayed away from the music fair last year, are now returning.

What exactly this year is all about will follow here in the near future. The image film of the music fair 2017 can be a bit of anticipation.

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An instrumental mission

A few years ago, I started researching at the music fair Frankfurt to find out if there are instrument makers who build musical instruments especially for people with disabilities. Of course, this is not a mass market and so I found only instruments with features that are more likely to be useful for certain physical impairments in music ornamentation. Extremely positive, however, was the reaction of almost all manufacturers, with whom I came into conversation, about this gap in the market, or at least perhaps about offers special conversion options, so to think optimizations on demand.

So far, most handicapped musicians, or people with disabilities who would like to learn an instrument, have to look for resourceful inventors to help them rebuild their chosen instrument so they can use it. The research I once started will continue to be carried out by me. I seem to have entered uncharted territory with my topic “musical instruments for people with disabilities” and I hope that ultimately I can continue to inspire ideas with many manufacturers.

av, 02.02.2017

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