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by NutmegCT
Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 17
Views: 2096

Re: Humidty Control

Hi Rudy. Sounds like your water is full of minerals! Most folks with that problem use distilled water in their humidifiers. And certainly, use a hygrometer so you know the humidity level. Question to the group: how did 19th and early 20th century musicians deal with the humidity problems (tuning, wa...
by NutmegCT
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 17
Views: 2096

Re: Humidty Control

Hi Rudy. Have you thought of just putting a small floor humidifier in the room? We used those when I lived in South Milwaukee years ago. Something like this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/AIRCARE-6-Gal-Evaporative-Humidifier-for-2-300-sq-ft-826000/205997943 On a related tack, in nineteenth century or ...
by NutmegCT
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Christmas Music

Hi Andy - There are several "Weihnachten Fantasie". Do you know the composer of the one you're missing?

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Christmas Music

Hi Andy - that's a great thing you're doing, and your great-grandfather would be very happy and proud.

One tiny suggestion: change the "Mäßtig" to "Mäßig". Mäßig = moderately; in some parts of the German-speaking world, Mäßtig = "overfed".

Bravo - and Merry Christmas to you.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Stille Nacht, melody line only
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Stille Nacht, melody line only

Gruss Rudi!

What is the name of the method book which does what you describe? Might be helpful to folks to know what might *not* be advisable.

Thanks.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: "The Third Man" sheet music (by Anton Karas)
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: "The Third Man" sheet music (by Anton Karas)

Hi Luke. Welcome to the Zither forum.

Looks like your question has been asked before!

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=519&p=1601

Hope this helps.
Toom M.
by NutmegCT
Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday November 17,2019
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: Zither Sunday November 17,2019

Grüezi Rudi!

Wish Connecticut were a bit closer to Wisconsin.

Say, what can we do to increase participation here on the Forum?

With over 100 members, you'd think there might be a bit more activity - videos of members playing, instruments, music, etc.

Dank.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: FIT BIT?
Replies: 4
Views: 1013

Re: FIT BIT?

Hi Rudi - how do you use the FitBit? Is it just recording the time you practice? or is there something else that accomplishes the Zither Zauber?

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 1230

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

An interesting forum discussion: "How did you get started?"

http://forum.zither.us/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=476

Looks like most folks making progress started with a bit personal instruction, and/or a family member who played zither.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 1230

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

You know, with over 100 members here, you'd think that there would be more than a handful of members willing to help the beginners! I've been suggesting this for years, but there's been no change: When a new topic is started, all the members should get an email notice which includes a link to the ne...