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by JRCOLS
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Lambert Becker Zither maker in San Francisco
Replies: 1
Views: 425

Lambert Becker Zither maker in San Francisco

I recently saw a zither on Ebay.com. The label listed the name of Lambert Becker. Unfortunately I wasn't able to save and post the photo.
But this was the only example of a zither builder in San Francisco. Perhaps somebody out there can shed some light on the history of this maker.
by JRCOLS
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: My Music Scores in Munich Double-Treble Clef
Replies: 0
Views: 651

My Music Scores in Munich Double-Treble Clef

I want your feedback for this idea: I can convert the Bass Clef lines in my original zither solo compositions, to the Treble Clef for those of you who prefer the double Treble Clef in stead of Treble-and-Bass clefs. In my website, Citharaamericanum.com, I have only featured my original pieces with a...
by JRCOLS
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: News
Topic: A New Zither Music Website from John Roeder
Replies: 0
Views: 625

A New Zither Music Website from John Roeder

Hello Everyone: I have a new Website, http://www.citharaamericanum.com , which features my two zither solo CDs and two volumes of sheet music scores of my own solo zither compositions. I recently published Volume 2 of my original compositions that include three pages of score samples of each of the ...
by JRCOLS
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Need Points of Contact
Replies: 1
Views: 584

Need Points of Contact

Hello Everyone,

Can anyone please give me the point of contact for the following organizations?

1. The Tokyo Zither Club (Do they still exist?)

2. The Deutsche Zither Bund- Do they have an English-speaking point of contact?

Thanks.
by JRCOLS
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Schwaebischer Laendler
Replies: 0
Views: 455

Schwaebischer Laendler

Does anyone have a copy of the "Schwaebischer Laendler" by Walter Noak? I am looking for that piece.
by JRCOLS
Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Possible String Replacements With Classical Guitar Strings.
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Possible String Replacements With Classical Guitar Strings.

I replaced a Begleit f-3 string with a nylon guitar e-1 string, with good results . Once it tuned, I marked it with a, red, indelible ink felt tip, except in the place where my finger touches it. I recommend a good brand such as D'Addario, set,Model # EJ46C "Pro Arte Composites," which is high tensi...
by JRCOLS
Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:34 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: old, old zither
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: old, old zither

Hi Rudy: One of the zithers that I built, in 2011, includes the Begleit a-flat string. That gives me a full, high, a-flat chord as well as a full f-minor chord in the begleit section. I just use an a-flat string designed for Vienna Tuning, even though the rest of the zither is in Munich Tuning. I no...
by JRCOLS
Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Elegy Zither - Model 86
Replies: 2
Views: 1496

Re: Franz Schwarzer Elegy Zither - Model 86

Hi: My old Elegie Zither is almost identical to your model in the photo. Sadly, it has no label or model number stamped on the left end of the fretboard (Griffbret) by the bridge and fret #1. The border inlay or edge binding is similar with its alternating light-dark hatched pattern. The tuning mach...
by JRCOLS
Sat Jul 28, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Tony Godetz Scores / Franz Schwarzer's Scores
Replies: 1
Views: 863

Tony Godetz Scores / Franz Schwarzer's Scores

I am looking for any of the zither compositions that were written by Tony Godetz. Does anybody have a score that they can copy and send me?

I am also looking for any of Franz Schwarzer's scores, Other Than the Josephinen Laendler, which I already have.
by JRCOLS
Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:48 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Sound Quality of a Meinel or a Horst Wuensche model
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Sound Quality of a Meinel or a Horst Wuensche model

For those of you who own an older Adolf Meinel zither, does that model have a markedly different tone or sound personality as opposed to other zither makes? Does your Horst Wuensche zither sound any different than the other models? Do the fretted or Griffbrett strings sound any louder, or warmer in ...