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by NutmegCT
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

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: 862

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...
by NutmegCT
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hi Evelyn. Are you saying you were taking lessons which lasted 50 minutes? or that you were practicing alone for 50 minutes? Rita is certainly experiencing problems when she refers to a one hour lesson each day as a beginner. You were indeed lucky to have a teacher! Tom M. ... where did you hear you...
by NutmegCT
Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hi Rita - I'm afraid I don't have positive news. If you search for my previous posts and videos, you'll find the story. Lessons are impossible if you don't have a zither player to work with. I did find one zitherist down near NYC, but weekly lessons would be a logistical nightmare. I also found that...
by NutmegCT
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 862

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hi Rita - my post was back in 2017. What is it you need from me?

Thanks.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: new strings
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: new strings

A quick search for Bergfee on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.com/Optima-Concert-B ... 1562621161

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday, July 14, 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Zither Sunday, July 14, 2019

Rudi - best wishes for the Zitherspielfest.

Wish I lived closer than 1500 miles away!

Back in the 1970s, I lived in South Milwaukee, while at Mitchell Field (USAF).

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Back to basics...
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Back to basics...

Hi Rudy - My doctor says I'm in excellent health ... for someone who's 175 years old! I'm a volunteer farmer/orchardist at Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum in Massachusetts. Several years ago I was out in a field, cutting barley. A family of visitors asked me why an old guy like me wa...
by NutmegCT
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Things Considered
Replies: 1
Views: 187

All Things Considered

Did anyone else hear the zither music on All Things Considered this afternoon on NPR stations?

Karas, "The Third Man Theme".

What a refreshing sound!

https://youtu.be/C5ZnzNCXgLY

Memories, memories.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning Buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Tuning Buttons

Bravo on the successes - Now we know who to send our zithers to!

Thanks for posting the details.
Tom M.