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by JeffJetton
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Austrian Weinfest, October 25, 2015
Replies: 1
Views: 656

Re: Austrian Weinfest, October 25, 2015

Looks like it was a blast!
by JeffJetton
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amplification
Replies: 2
Views: 560

Re: Amplification

Not really portable, but you could get something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000QCKJDU That will provide phantom power to your mic and also convert the output from XLR to 1/4". Another option would be to get a dynamic pickup that didn't require phantom power. Or get a battery-powered PA tha...
by JeffJetton
Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Replacement Strings
Replies: 5
Views: 1950

Re: Replacement Strings

I just ordered some from Dr. Zither too!
by JeffJetton
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: BR Heimat
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: BR Heimat

Oh, and there's also Spotify . It's not really a set "stream" that you listen to, but rather a whole passel of music tracks that you can play on-demand. For free. Just checked and there is a "zither" playlist that someone set up. Listening to it now... Nearly seven hours of music! :D EDITED TO ADD: ...
by JeffJetton
Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: BR Heimat
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: BR Heimat

Can anyone recommend additional zither music resources available on the Internet? Well, it's not zither-specific, but I enjoy using TuneIn Radio for listening to radio from all over the place. It's sort of a one-stop-shop that collects streaming radio and internet-only streams from various stations...
by JeffJetton
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Tell me your "my first zither" story!
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Re: Tell me your "my first zither" story!

Thanks for the replies so far, everyone! I think, for me, it's probably going to be like it was with my first accordion and first ukulele (or first computer, or first car, or...). You just bite the bullet and jump in, doing the best job you can at picking an instrument. What you learn from that firs...
by JeffJetton
Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:10 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Tell me your "my first zither" story!
Replies: 13
Views: 1519

Tell me your "my first zither" story!

As a prospective zither player, I'm faced with the initial hurdle of simply getting a hold of one in the first place. I'm sure I'll be posting specific questions about where/how to buy a decent beginner's zither, how much to budget, etc. But in the meantime, I'd like to know how you obtained your fi...
by JeffJetton
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:21 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: neater hand-written scores
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: neater hand-written scores

Looks interesting, Rudi! Back when I did notation by hand, all I had was a straightedge... this would've come in quite handy. These days I use MuseScore. While it does require that one have modest computing hardware, the software itself is completely free and runs on both Mac and Windows computers. ...
by JeffJetton
Tue Mar 17, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Introducing Myself
Replies: 3
Views: 469

Introducing Myself

Hello all, I'm Jeff, from Nashville, TN ("Music City"). I don't yet have a zither, but I'm strongly pondering the idea, so I thought I'd join the forum here. I got my start as a piano player, but eventually picked up the accordion several years back and now teach it to a handful of students each wee...