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by Rudy Mueller
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Schwinghammer is a cultural treasure! Volume IV of "Leichte Stückl" appeared as my Father's Day gift! Daughters spoil their father. Schwinghammer's Volksong arrangements were above expectations. I now have volumes 1 and 4. Hopefully volumes 2 and 3 will appear as future birthday and Christmas gifts....
by Rudy Mueller
Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Hello again,

On digging a little deeper, Forte DOES have the option of adding instruments to the list, so I added Zither I and Zither II.

Somebody (Marshall Field ???) once said that a complaining customer gives you a chance to improve your product. Thanks again Tom.

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Sorry Tom,

Forte has possible selections and sounds for replay for several instruments, but not zither. Of the possible choices of published scores, I find those for accordion the easiest to play on the zither.

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

The attachment is an attempted arrangement of "Amazing Grace", in F, sort of in the Schwinghammer style; imitation is thee highest form of flattery. The style and tempo (80) might be interesting for those beginning their journey, the familiarity might give a sense of achievement. Rudi Amazing Grace ...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Music rack
Replies: 1
Views: 83

Re: Music rack

Great minds travel in the same circles.

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by Rudy Mueller
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

On being comfortable... Don't forget about the note stand. My vision is pretty good at about 80 cm, without glasses, so that is the distance from my face to the notes. My wooden note holder is held in place by two dowels which fit into a series of holes drilled in the table top, aligned so that the ...
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

I am electronically challenged. Might I-phones be a possibility?

rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Great comments from all. Try to be comfortable. I am still using a version of the portable table described elsewhere on this site. The current open top is of 3/4 inch (19 mm) thick cedar, and its upper surface is 24 inches (60 cm) from the floor. I also use a standard straight-back wooden kitchen ch...
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Our daughter has ordered Volume 4. I am waiting to try some of the folk songs in it. Mail from Germany seem to have slowed down lately. Schwinghammer did a great job in his basic, yet pleasant, arrangements. "Beauty is in the eyes of he beholder"; Hirtenweise Z 2 sounds great to me as a "stand-alone...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Thank you so much. I had also not realized that several volumes were available.

Rudi