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by velocio
Sun May 26, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1419

Re: Listening recommendations?

Here is a new one, with good view of the fingers:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfyduNggJgc&fbc ... kCsRyv_icQ
More about Steffen Hempel at www.zither-solist.com
by velocio
Sun May 12, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 233

Re: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

From what I observe when watching zither players on YouTube, the "tea drinking with the Queen" pinky doesn't seem to be a good goal. Look at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgsjl8aFvX0 (for example). The little finger - in general - follows the ring finger and helps to push away the string on which ...
by velocio
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Denver
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Denver

If you use MuseScore, this could help to get you started:

https://musescore.com/sheetmusic?text=john+denver
by velocio
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 1
Views: 324

What’s this?

By good fortune, I got hold of a Johann Haslwanter (1824-1884) zither, yesterday. It’s in need of serious restoration, of course, but I believe it’s worth the effort and I plan to report on the progress. Meanwhile, I would like to know what this piece I found in the case (see attachment) is all about:
by velocio
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: concerning teachers....
Replies: 4
Views: 812

Re: concerning teachers....

Meant to post this for some time, already. When I decided to learn to play the Zither (as a “retirement project”, seven years ago) the first teacher I found (in Germany) received me with the words (seriously frowning) “I don’t understand what you want - it makes no sense! It takes 20 years to learn ...
by velocio
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Builders
Topic: Hartwig Klapp-Zither
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Re: Hartwig Klapp-Zither

The strength of the magnets is perfect for the purpose: rock solid when locked yet fairly easy to separate by bending the two halves apart. I find it easier and quicker to set up for play (or to put it back for storage in its zippered bag) than a standard zither out of its unwieldy case. You are rig...
by velocio
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:15 am
Forum: Builders
Topic: Hartwig Klapp-Zither
Replies: 3
Views: 726

Hartwig Klapp-Zither

Due to frequent traveling, I have had an eye on it for some time already. Now, on a recent trip through Munich, it has happened (look at the pictures here for more details: https://www.musik-hartwig.de/zither/eigene-modelle-1/klappzither/ ). Of course, there are compromises in sound volume - basses ...
by velocio
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1419

Re: Listening recommendations?

https://youtu.be/OYfyW5xbPsg

FWIW, this is the one that made me want to learn to play that instrument ...
by velocio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1419

Re: Listening recommendations?

I also like much of Klaus Waldburg (a total of 64 videos - search YouTube for "Klaus Waldburg zither") and Wilfried Scharf. Once you have looked through the search results, YouTube will keep suggesting more related titles.