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Consonante, the barrier-free method: Orchestral work with individuals with severe disabilities

Luca Tiszai

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Consonante is a method that offers musical participation for people living with severe disabilities. In order to make instrumental music possible for these individuals, two key concepts were found. The musical instruments have to be modified to suit the physical abilities of each individual musician custom built musical instruments must be altered to give a consonant accompaniment. The Consonante method provides an opportunity for personal, emotional and intellectual growth, development in perceptual and sensory skills, fine and gross movement, verbal and nonverbal communication, socialization, attention, emotions, cognitive and learning abilities.



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Social inclusion, music therapy, severe disabilities

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