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by enslein
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Short frets
Replies: 4
Views: 470

Re: Short frets

Thats an interesting question. But the reason why some higher frets are shorter is simple. The first Zithers were ditonic. It was nearly impossible to play chromatic themes on Fretboard. They dont need any chromatic fretboard, bechause the music they player was very simple. The accompagment strings ...
by enslein
Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:22 am
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Schlag-Zither
Replies: 2
Views: 454

Re: Schlag-Zither

Thats a very interresting Zither. From this Zithers we dont know so many kinds of tunings. The most poular tuning was from Franz Krenn: Frettboard a a d and not a d g and the accompagment strings are tuned in vienniese g vienniese f sharp e d a the same like the first fretbordstring c sharp g bass m...
by enslein
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Johann Jobst Idealreform Luftresonaz Forte Zither
Replies: 1
Views: 499

Johann Jobst Idealreform Luftresonaz Forte Zither

On first look, this is a normal zither, but appearences are deceiving. On this Zither is Vienniese- and Munictunig at the same time. How does this work? The Accompagmentstrings are fixed on two levels. The higher level is Viennise Tuning and the lower level in Munic tuning. I mean it was a very good...
by enslein
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Builders
Topic: Harpzither in Kiendl look
Replies: 0
Views: 598

Harpzither in Kiendl look

Last year, a friend showed me his Kiendl Harpzither, and by chance i had some measuring equipments with me and so i buildt an nearly exact copy from this Zither. Different are the woodcarvings, because this Zither is a birthdaypresent to my girlfriend and she doesn´t like to have a nude woman in the...
by enslein
Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:52 am
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Franz Xaver Kerschensteiner Arion- Harpzither
Replies: 0
Views: 453

Franz Xaver Kerschensteiner Arion- Harpzither

Franz Xaver Kerschensteiner had his workshop in Regensburg Germany. This zither was built in the year 1887. Kerschensteiner invented this type of zither. it has a special kind of Bottom. The Bottom fom this Zither is called pianobottom. The string saddle is fixed on the bottom and doesn´t douch the ...
by enslein
Wed Sep 25, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Friedrich Idinger Harpzither Stuttgarter tuning
Replies: 0
Views: 480

Friedrich Idinger Harpzither Stuttgarter tuning

When i got this Zither, the company logo in the sound hole was completly destroyed. But i´m sure, because of some fragments that this Zither was built by Friedrich Idinger in Stuttgart. Idinger played Zither in stuttgarter tuning by himself. He also invent some tunings. This Zither have six fretboar...
by enslein
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Adolf Meinel Sr. and A. Moritz Meinel
Replies: 2
Views: 1827

Re: Adolf Meinel Sr. and A. Moritz Meinel

I reader of the web site poses the following question. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Were Adolf Meinel Sr. and A. Moritz Meinel the same person? I have come across zithers on Ebay.de that listed an A. Moritz Meinel as the maker. Adolf Meinel Sr. is another person than A.Moritz Meiel. Adolf...
by enslein
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: video from Leo Gach composition Orange Garden
Replies: 1
Views: 726

video from Leo Gach composition Orange Garden

Here is the link to the video, made by Leo Gach a zithercomposer from Austria. Performed by Doris Weberhofer(all four voices). You hear Orange Garden in the copy for Zitherquartett (3Diskant- and 1 Altzither) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr-4cUFzRCQ Here is the link to the composeres homepage http...
by enslein
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Newest video on Youtube from Zitherduo Zitheristica
Replies: 0
Views: 355

Newest video on Youtube from Zitherduo Zitheristica

Here is the link to Dancing Violin, a piece from Leo Gach, a zithercomposer from Austria. You can see the Zitherduo Zitheristica during their cd- recording last year in april. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jW6ZXCmJKk You also could visit the Homepage from Zitherduo Zitheristica http://www.zitheris...
by enslein
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Youtbe Video from Zitherduo Zitheristica
Replies: 0
Views: 365

Youtbe Video from Zitherduo Zitheristica

Here is a liverecording from the Newyearkconcert from zitherduo Zitheristica from Austria. The piece you will hear is a music poem about the old austrian legend "Der Drachentöter von Mixnitz"(The dragonkiller from Mixnitz) It is composed for Diskant and Altzither by Andreas Voit Op.:79 http://www.yo...