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by Andy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Texas Zitherists
Replies: 1
Views: 22

Re: Texas Zitherists

Morning Michael, I’m only about ten minutes away from Georgetown in North East Austin (right at the border of Pflugerville on 35). I’ve only been playing since February, but I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned so far once you’re instrument hunt is complete. I’ll PM you my contact information. Andy
by Andy
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Two Zithers for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 259

Re: Two Zithers for sale

Hello from Austin, M! I'm not sure about other Zither players yet, however I don't get down to Fredricksburg or New Braunfels often, should really take a trip and explore. As for the logistics of playing in Texas, I can tell you that it costs around 75 euros to ship a Zither from Germany to the Stat...
by Andy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: July 25, 2018

Hey Pete, For me it was the concept that helped bring some sanity to the free strings. It gives you an awareness of where your fingers are and where they are going. Once you have that type of anchor your right hand can walk on its own and your eyes can roam. When I’m working on chord drills, I’ll tr...
by Andy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: July 25, 2018

Hey Tom, I was actually trying to show that I was using rest strokes in the video. Each time I pause I’m tugging gently on the strings that my fingers are resting on. My understanding is that “rest stroke” refers to the string your finger comes to a rest on after playing. For example, after playing ...
by Andy
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: July 25, 2018

Hey Tom, Know you were looking for someone experienced, but hopefully this will help out. I have attached what may be the most awkward picture of a Zither ever taken. It shows my point of view sitting in front of the instrument, how many hand aligns and the angle it creates with my body. IMG_0707.jp...
by Andy
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée

Afternoon everyone! I wanted to share a piece of music I’ve been working on for the past few months called “Folie d’Espagne variée”. I first heard it being played by Zither Ruth on her YouTube channel, and thankfully she included the name of the music book in the description of her video. Since all ...
by Andy
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am exhausted with this site.
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: I am exhausted with this site.

Hey Pete! I'm sorry your feeling frustrated, but don’t give up hope! I really don’t think what your experiencing is personal or any sort of elitism as much as the reality of the space. There just aren’t that many Zither players. Our little community here is sifting through history together. The best...
by Andy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: The White Rose Of Athens
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: The White Rose Of Athens

Pretty tune! I’ve been using MuseScore myself, which is basically the same thing as Noteworthy. Sure makes it easier to learn a piece of music if you’ve heard it, even if its played by a computer. The piece itself looks easy enough, but those dyads on the fretboard and different chord pattern are de...
by Andy
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p24
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p24

Hey Rudi,

I’m curious, I’ve seen it mentioned several times about different hand positions on the griffbret, but I haven’t seen anything documented about it, how to switch between them or even when to use them. Can you elaborate more, or do you know where I could read up on it?

- Andy
by Andy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p24
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p24

Pete, It really does. Even aside from the acoustics, just having a dedicated spot where I can just stop for a few minutes during the day encourages more practicing. Rudi, I have an old original print that I've been working out of, but the three workbooks are available online as PDFs at this point, p...