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E-Course: Al Bumanis Guitar Clinic: Respect, Authenticity, and Wellness
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Member Price$85.00
Non-Member Price$135.00
Merchandise Description

Cost: $135. Discounted price for AMTA members: $85

Explore adaptations needed for music therapists and patients with hand/wrist injuries or missing arms/legs to play guitar, hand/wrist injury rehab and prevention, hand position and relaxation techniques for playing guitar, including Alexander technique, exercises for stretching and strengthening and tools to use for rehab. Learn about successful/safe guitar engagement with patients who have quadruple amputations, double amputations, stroke, and hand/wrist injuries. Note: This e-course was first offered at the 2021 AMTA National Conference as Add-on Course G.  It was recorded for later viewing and access.

CMTE Credits

This e-course is pre-approved for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits. 

LCAT Credits

This course is eligible for LCAT CE Contact Hours (the same number of CMTE credit hours specified above) for continuing education for Licensed Creative Arts Therapists (LCATs) in New York State. AMTA is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed creative arts therapists. #CAT-0055.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the potential harm of music experiences and use them with care. V. B. 2. 2. 

Schedule (Breaks were scheduled for the live presentation but may not be recorded.)‚Äč

  • 5 minutes - Welcome and introduction
  • 30 minutes – personal rehab stories from music therapists who had career-threatening injuries and regained ability to play guitar, description of rehab techniques which were successful and of equipment used in rehab process
  • 15 minutes - safety injury avoidance tips for the fretting hand, researched by Bráulio Bosi
  • 10 minutes – break
  • 32 minutes - music therapists share about working with patients with injuries/amputations to find ways to support them in successfully playing guitar – populations: stroke, quadruple amputee, double amputee, porphyria, hand/wrist injury; relaxation techniques 
  • 8 minutes - Alexander Technique                                                                                                                                 
  • 10 minutes – examples of adapted chord fingerings to enable far left 4 frets and bottom 4 strings to be used to play jazz chords; using only 4 notes to jam on blues
  • 10 minutes - break 
  • 40 minutes - easy chords and notes to jam along on pop culture songs; and presentation of adapted notation for variety of populations of clients: physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual and developmental disabilities, head injury, stroke, paralysis, and amputations; virtual jamming practice with Pete while using adaptations with microphones muted
  • 10 minutes - participant sharing related to jamming experience with adaptations and for applications to clinical practice and personal performance as music therapist 
  • 10 minutes - evaluation

Once you purchase this item, you must download the e-course workbook with instructions and links for listening to or watching the course. Go to the AMTA website and log in on the left side using the QuickLink, “My Account>Login.”  After logging into your AMTA online account with your primary email and password, go to the top tab “My Transactions,” and the “My Downloadable Products” link, then click on the item to open it. Save to your local computer.  This purchase will remain available in your account for one year from the purchase date.

Note: The cost of each e-course purchase entitles one individual to participate in and complete the e-course for CMTE credit. If a course is being purchased for multiple individuals, it must be purchased separately for each participant. Please email the national office if you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself so credit can be applied to that person's record.


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