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by Kennethpauls
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie; The Journey Begins!
Replies: 11
Views: 629

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: 65

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: 519

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: 519

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: 714

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: 209

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...
by Kennethpauls
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Oh, was that bad!
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Oh, was that bad!

On Anne's suggestion from Tomy I bought an AKG mike C411 from Amazon. I found it works best instead of sticking it on the zither, to have it stick on the table near the instrument. It's attached to a phantom that descrambles it and that attaches to a Cube amp. The Cube and phantom have the option of...
by Kennethpauls
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning; arrrgh.
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Re: Tuning; arrrgh.

thank-you, Ken; that makes sense now to
me.
by Kennethpauls
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Bergfee Strings

I'm all for the Lenzner fisoma; they're just easier on my fingers.
by Kennethpauls
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning; arrrgh.
Replies: 3
Views: 550

Tuning; arrrgh.

If I have not asked before: why is it- unlike with other stringed instruments- that we tune the Griffbrett on the 7th string instead of the open strings. And why do the strings get flatter/sharper further up the frets; some of my instruments more so than others. Is there some physics involved with t...