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by Andy
Sat May 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

So I’ve spent the morning practicing, trying to incorporate finger feedback and I think I’ve hit on something. It’s going to take a bit of getting used to but you’re all correct there’s no arguing that. The shift in my hand position to free up the little finger definitely gives a better angle of att...
by Andy
Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Re: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

Thank you all for the fantastic feedback. This is a hurdle no doubt. I struggle with the little finger because the middle knuckle locks and pops as I move it. My brother suggested some weird bands to help stretch the tendon. I hadn’t thought to elevate my elbow more. Perhaps I should be sitting a li...
by Andy
Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 143

Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

Afternoon everyone! Putting the wraps on the first staccato lesson in the Volkstümliche series. Still working on freeing up the little finger on my right hand. It has forced me to re-evaluate how I’ve got my hand position, but I feel like its helping. Feedback is always greatly appreciated, I couldn...
by Andy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Success! The hardest part of doing this on the accompaniment strings is not having a fret to guide you. But the halfway point of the accompaniment is about fret 12, I had been off center! What a beautiful, almost haunting sound that makes. https://youtu.be/trzWP8q1pV4 Evelyn, I wish I understood wha...
by Andy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Thank you both! This is great information, and seeing a video of someone performing Bell Tones is amazing. Like everything, this is gonna take some practice.

- Andy
by Andy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 116

Harmonics on the Free Strings

Hello folks! I’m a bit confused. I’ve been looking at a new piece of music and at the end of the song there are a few measures that use harmonics on the free strings. I didn’t know this was possible. I understand the concept on the fretted strings and have had some success with it, but how on earth ...
by Andy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Staccato
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Question about Staccato

Alles klar! I think I may have been overthinking it, and depressing the string too slowly. I’ll keep at it and try over-exaggerating.

Thanks Evelyn & Dave!
- Andy
by Andy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Staccato
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Question about Staccato

Hey all, I've been slowly working through the next lesson in the Volksümliche book. This one has marks for playing notes staccato. Just to sanity check, what is the proper way to play staccato? It seems like you would just lift the finger fretting the note, but keep touching the string to silence it...
by Andy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein

Ken, Thank you! Thats really good feedback. The little fingers have been a struggle for sure. I’ve given up hope on the left one, it has a mind on of its own. The right one though, I may be able to exert some control over it with practice. Tom, Good eye! It is a different zither. I’ve been playing m...
by Andy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein

Hey folks,

Been about a year now and I’m still at it. Wanted to share where I’m at with you all. I really enjoyed this exercise, I find myself humming it sometimes.

https://youtu.be/1c9Hxt9R_Lo

- Andy