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by Evelyn
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: History
Topic: Anton Brauer
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Anton Brauer

Many thanks for the photo, and the very useful information re label/timing of this beautiful instrument.
by Evelyn
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Thank you, Tom, for the link to a thread I had so far missed. I wholeheartedly agree with Dave, who wrote: “Keep practicing!” is sound advice! I’ve heard of folks trying to learn who pick up the instrument for a day or two, put it down for a few weeks, and revisit it. How can any meaningful progress...
by Evelyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

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! Hmmmm ... I'll hazard a guess and say that maybe most members are not all that interested, and that's presumably the reason for why they do not regularly check what is...
by Evelyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hi Rita Thank you very much for the video of Tomy Temerson, which I've watched with fascination and greatly enjoyed. He certainly can play and he knows what he is talking about. Re instructions - over time I've come across a few 'how to play the zither' videos available online. Not impressed by the ...
by Evelyn
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: new strings
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: new strings

Many thanks, Ken.
by Evelyn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hi Tom Nice cyber-speaking with you again. Regarding your questions - I saw my zither teacher once a week for 50 minutes. Between two lessons, I practised the homework my zither teacher had given me, which commonly was an exercise or a tune, to be played with more confidence and fluency than when fi...
by Evelyn
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

... where did you hear you should practice one hour a day? Fingertips would be raw and bloody if you do that! My zither lessons always lasted about 50 minutes. Most of these 50 minutes were spent playing. I never had raw and bloody fingers. Yes, blisters do develop when starting, and they do hurt, ...
by Evelyn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: new strings
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: new strings

Ken, may I ask how you are getting on with the Lenzner strings? I've only ever used one (in an emergency) and would be interested to learn what others think of them in comparison with Optima/Bergfee and Pyramid.
by Evelyn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Other Zithers
Topic: Zither for D
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Zither for D

A lot of Austrian and Schrammel music is written in the key of D. That make for quite a reach for the E chord, and occasional B and Fis chords. Austrian (Schrammel) music was written for zithers in Wiener Stimmung. In any case, I have no perfecta zither, I don't have large hands, or particularly lo...
by Evelyn
Wed May 29, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Listening recommendations?

I'm amazed watching Cornelias left hand; that is some complicated finger work. The complicated fingerwork is presumably due to the Wiener tuning, which is different from the (now more commonly used) Munich tuning with the fingerboard strings being a / a / d / g / c. The Wiener tuning fingerboard st...