These compositions are creative responses to exercises that were co-designed by research with stroke survivors as participants. As a musician and music producer, I have composed these pieces of music in tandem with movements related to upper limb rehabilitation. Added effects such as applause and voice overs were explored to gamify the pieces of music. The compositions use pitches and rhythm, to directly work with the movement. For example with the Highway 300 (assisted bicep curl) there are 2 pitches which indicate how to pace out two parts of the movement. These compositions were then edited and game levels using corresponding arrows were created for StepMania.
This is a creative response to a bilateral exercise co-designed with participant C. There are 2 pitches. One low and one high. These can be assigned to 2 different arrows. This music was designed for a bilateral level, however you could use the game for any two movements or any two fingers.
A metronome is added for increased rhythmic regularity
This was a creative response to the 'Left Hook' exercise co-designed with participant B and C. The guitar stabs indicate when to hit the target and when to return back to position. https://www.fusedmusic.org/boxingseries
This was a creative response to the 'Upper Cut' exercise.co-designed with participant C and B. The synth riser indicates when to hit the target.
This was a creative response to the assisted bicep curl exercise co-designed with Participant C.. It is a ten minute level. There are 2 pitches indicating two positions of the bicep curl. Lower pitch indicates the starting point (table), the higher pitch indicates the end point (chin) https://www.fusedmusic.org/abc
This was a creative response to the palm press finger extension exercise from Participant F, The guitar stab indicates when to press down with the palm on the switch. https://www.fusedmusic.org/palmextension
Moonlight by Bicep
This was a creative response to the assisted bicep curl exercise level 1 co-designed with Participant C. and trialled also by participant E. It is a 4minute level. There are 4 pitches indicating four positions of the bicep curl. Lower pitch indicates the starting point (table), middle pitch the arm is at 45 degrees and the higher pitch indicates the end point (chin) https://www.fusedmusic.org/abc
This was a creative response to the side extension level co-designed with Participant B. The partipant liked drum and bass, however this composition didn't match with the exercise as the participant found it too fast and overwhelming
Weighty Dick Tracy
This was a creative response to a level using a weight with an assisted bicep curl. The level is short indicating a beginners level when using a heavy weight.
Arm Raise A Glass
This was a creative response to the assisted arm raise cross body exercises. THere are 4 pitches which indicate when to start with the arm at the bottom(1st pitch), lif the arm to the chin (2nd pitch), hit the switch to the side of your body (3rd pitch) and return to the chin (4th pitch) https://www.fusedmusic.org/armraisecrossbody
Jabber the Hut
This is a short level with a 'Jab' on beat 1. It uses a generic disco sound with no audio guidance to complete the movement within the level.