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Suggestions for Musicians

We receive inquiries regarding ergonomic accommodations for musicians. Given the wide variation in the activities of musicians it is impossible to provide 'generic' advice. However, we have some products that have been preferred by musicians, and these are referenced on this page. Generally speaking they break down into three groupings:



Note on portability: Where possible we have indicated whether something is portable, or at least 'luggable'. Whether or not it is practical to move these things around depends on your circumstances and all the other gear you have to move. Only you can make that determination.


Playing Music

Most inquiries concerning playing music center around postural problems experieinced by the musician. This section includes seating alternatives.



GIGCHR Foldable Sit-Stand Chair
by Mey Chair Systems

The Mey Chair Systems GIGCHR Foldable Sit-Stand Chair is foldable and weighs 18.7 lbs.
GIGCHR Foldable Sit-Stand Chair


FYLDST Folding Sit-Stand Stool
by Mey Chair Systems

The Mey Chair Systems FYLDST Folding Sit-Stand Stool is foldable and weighs 14.3 lbs.
Mey Chair systems



EZ-RYZE SOLO Footrest
by Mey Chair Systems

Click here for the EZ-RYZE SOLO Footrest.
EZ-RYZE SOLO Footrest





Writing music using notation software

Writing music using notation software requires a lot of repetitive keystrokes. Items in this category help to reduce the amount of keyboarding required.



XK-24 Programmable Keypad
by PI Engineering

The PI Engineering X-keys XK-24 Programmable Keypad can be programmed so that a single key can perform combination keystrokes (keystrokes that use a modifier key such as Control).

PI Engineering makes other models, including a 58 key model.
X-keys XK-24 Programmable Keypad




ShuttlePRO
by Contour Design

The ShuttlePRO by Contour Design is a productivity enhancement tool for video and audio editors.

ShuttlePRO




Reading music while playing, or having easy access to notation software while playing

Sometimes it is necessary to have a laptop or tablet nearby while you are playing, so that you can make quick edits to your composition. Also, when reading music on a tablet or laptop it is often convenient to be able to change pages 'hands free'.



Basic InsTand Laptop Stand
by Carliss Industries

The Carliss InsTand Basic Laptop Stand allows for easy positioning of the laptop. It is also portable, weighing 22 oz. and comes with a carrying bag.

Carliss also makes a sit/stand version and a heavy duty version.
Basic InsTand Laptop Stand



LEVO G2 Deluxe Floor Stand for iPads, Tablets and eReaders
by Levo

The LEVO G2 Deluxe Table Floor Stand for iPads, Tablets and eReaders allows for easy positioning of iPads and tablets, enabling you to get the music in close. However, at 28 lbs. this is not portable.
LEVO G2 Deluxe Floor Stand for iPads, Tablets and eReaders




LEVO G2 Book Holder Floor Stand
by Levo

Click here for the LEVO Bookholder Free-Standing Model book holder.
LEVO G2 Book Holder Floor Stand



Universal Foldable Tripod Tablet Stand
by AIData
Click here for the Universal Foldable Tripod Tablet Stand. Universal Foldable Tripod Tablet Stand





BiliPro Page Turner
by Kinesis

The BiliPro Page Turner has two foot-operated switches that perform PgUp and PgDn functions for hands-free page turning.
BiliPro Page Turner




Savant Elite2 Dual Action Foot Switch
by Kinesis

The Kinesis Savant Elite2 Dual Action Foot Switch can be programmed to perform mouse clicks and keyboard shortcuts.

The Savant Elite2 also comes in 3-pedal and 1-pedal models.
Savant Elite2 Dual Action Foot Switch