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by Dave
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 2
Views: 22

Re: Franz Schwarzer Zither

Congrats on your find! Your Schwarzer serial number of 6917 dates it to 1897. Share some photos when you have an opportunity.
by Dave
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning; arrrgh.
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Tuning; arrrgh.

The intonation of my Johann Jobst is pretty well right on at the open, 5th or 7th frets. Just curious, have you compared the string height of your instruments, at various frets along each fretboard? The following tips are courtesy of Andreas Spohn. PROBLEM - Tuning is not true to frets POSSIBLE CAUS...
by Dave
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée
Replies: 4
Views: 149

Re: Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée

Wonderfully done Andy! You are demonstrating great qualities in your approach to learning the zither. Just keep doing what you’re doing. :-D These early pieces adapt so well to the Z, and everything I’ve seen from Psalteria (Harald Oberlechner & Isolde Jordan) is top quality (In my humble opinion). ...
by Dave
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Lambert Becker Zither maker in San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Lambert Becker Zither maker in San Francisco

I looked into this zither maker awhile ago and was able to find some information. Here's the link on the forum:

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by Dave
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: The Third Man Theme music
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: The Third Man Theme music

True to Karas, the Mayer-Hochmeister book uses Viennese tuning, and is also in German. Looking at the sheet music in the book, there are contrabasses where we would expect to find bass notes on our Munich-tuned zithers. For example, you'll find that open strings #15 (F), #18 (D) and #20(E), are writ...
by Dave
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: The Third Man Theme music
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: The Third Man Theme music

Hi Pete, have you checked with Ilse? She has two Anton Karas selections (Harry Lime and Cafe Mozart) in her “20 Great Zither Duets” book. http://www.zither.com.au/products.html **THE** book to get on Anton Karas is by Cornelia Mayer and Manfred Hochmeister. Many, many works by him are included, with...
by Dave
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Tuning Chart
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Tuning Chart

Hi June, I believe Tom is correct. I don't recall ever having posted a chart for Viennese tuning.

Dave
by Dave
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Munich VS Vienna
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Munich VS Vienna

If you’re fortunate enough to meet up with a more experienced zither player here in US, that player will most likely be using Munich tuning. So, for the sole sake of your future instructor, I would suggest going with Munich tuning. My .02. ;-)
by Dave
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 17
Views: 638

Re: Listening recommendations?

I second all of the above recommendations. I would also recommend searching Youtube for “Slovenski citrarski kvartet.” They are super! As you have an interest in comparing Viennese vs Munich, I can offer that the most famous player of Viennese zither, Anton Karas, adjusted the tuning for his zither ...
by Dave
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Need help in chosing Zither strings
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Need help in chosing Zither strings

Other vendors may have similar options, but Lenzner offers fretboard strings in 3 lengths. Concert zither: fretboard length 41.5 cm Harp Zither: fretboard length 43.5 cm (also suitable for concert zithers, extended and luftresonance zithers) Psalter Zither: fretboard length 45.5 cm Sounds like the m...