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by Kennethpauls
Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 17
Views: 2087

Re: Humidty Control

I know that when I visit my mom in Kauai and bring a zither with slipping pegs, they magically become tight again (although the heat and humidity also play constant havoc on keeping the instrument tuned). I keep little guitar humidifiers next to my zithers or in the case with them as precaution here...
by Kennethpauls
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: da Sennerin ihr Herload
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: da Sennerin ihr Herload

I dont know this particular Lied, but Kako Ishihara wrote a great zither-version of Edelweiss. See if you can get her sheet-music book that inscludes the famous Japanese tunes: Falling Cherry Blossoms and Ruins in the Moonshine
by Kennethpauls
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Playing for the local GASA school Xmas party next week. O Tannenbaum sing-a-long and of course Stille Nacht..And then as many Bavarian songs I can play while people mingle about, before I get too tired. It's fun to show the instrument to the little kids. And, oh! I've been practicing at the local co...
by Kennethpauls
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Microphone: stand or mount
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Microphone: stand or mount

I use the AKG pickup (https://www.amazon.com/AKG-High-Performance-Miniature-Condenser-Vibration/dp/B006V7Q6RM/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=AKG+pickup&qid=1570943163&sr=8-2) which has a sticky substance to attach to my wooden standing desk (I prefer standing when I play, and there isn't always a grand piano t...
by Kennethpauls
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie; The Journey Begins!
Replies: 11
Views: 1135

Re: Newbie; The Journey Begins!

Great looking instrument. You can always contact Anne Prinz for strings and accessories. As for a music book, let me recommend King Keyes' Scales and Arpeggios as a good guide to proper technique. It is downloadable http://www.zither.us/files/keyes_scales_arpeggios.pdf And if you're ever in Southern...
by Kennethpauls
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: History
Topic: Anton Brauer
Replies: 3
Views: 399

Re: Anton Brauer

that is, wow, a beautiful instrument; and nice restoration.
by Kennethpauls
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Denver
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Denver

I'm liking this music score.org free download, Joseph. It makes transcribing music so much clearer and easier- once you get the hang of it; thanks!
For those of you who have hand-written sheet music and want to make it more legible/ or for composing your own music to zither- this is a great tool.
by Kennethpauls
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Denver
Replies: 4
Views: 703

Re: Denver

Sorry, no; but I'd really like to try "As Time Goes By" if anyone has music for that.
by Kennethpauls
Wed Jan 23, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Builders
Topic: Zithers by John Roeder
Replies: 6
Views: 1156

Re: Zithers by John Roeder

and my Schwartzer Perfecta has a piano bottom as well.

Those are really impressive zithers you've created John. What a wonderful talent to have.
by Kennethpauls
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: International Zither Gathering in Königswinter
Replies: 0
Views: 321

International Zither Gathering in Königswinter

For those who haven't already heard: Dear Zither Friends, December 8, 2018 We are excited to announce the 2019 International Zither Gathering (IZG) to be held in Königswinter, Germany (near Bonn, the former capital of Germany). This event will be from March 26 – 31, 2019, and is being organized by A...