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by Dave
Mon May 28, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum and Website Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Forum and Website Moving

June, thank you! Yes, looks like the link had changed. I just fixed it. :-)

For those interested in browsing Library of Congress zither selections, the direct link can be found on this page:

http://www.zither.us/zither.sheet.music
by Dave
Mon May 28, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Aloha 'Oe
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Re: Aloha 'Oe

That's great info, thank you Ken! To my surprise, there was a zither II as well, so I've added it as an attachment to the original post.

Best,

Dave
by Dave
Sat May 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Aloha 'Oe
Replies: 6
Views: 497

Aloha 'Oe

I found this zither arrangement while looking through an ancient box of sheet music from the San Francisco Zither Club. Thought others would like to see it too, so I'm posting it here. Enjoy!
by Dave
Thu May 24, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum and Website Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Forum and Website Moving

Thanks Tom, it went smoother than expected, thankfully. Zither US is now on a dedicated server, so I expect there will be performance enhancements as well. Just a FYI to everyone, the website, www.zither.us, has been migrated and is now accessible. Please review when you have the opportunity. Your c...
by Dave
Tue May 22, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum and Website Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Re: Forum and Website Moving

Hi Folks, Welcome to the new Forum! It has now been upgraded to the latest version of phpBB. There will likely be some glitches, but I believe all posts were moved over successfully. I will be performing some additional customizations in the coming days. Please become acquainted with the new format,...
by Dave
Sat May 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Forum and Website Moving
Replies: 5
Views: 742

Forum and Website Moving

Hi Folks, Due to recent issues with my current hosting provider, I have begun the process of migrating the forum and website. I'm sending this as an FYI, to explain any outages in advance, and all relevant updates will be posted to this thread. Thank you everyone for your continued support of the fo...
by Dave
Sat May 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Next video!
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Next video!

Hi Tom, Nice to hear you were in touch with Jane Curtis. You had the good fortune of speaking to, in my opinion, the most knowledgeable zither player in the US. You can not go wrong in seeking her advice. Regarding your latest video, that’s a definite improvement! The tone has improved, with less no...
by Dave
Thu May 10, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Right hand position
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Right hand position

Hi Pete, thank you very much, and also thanks for your video and plug for the forum and website — I’ve linked to it on the Facebook page. Looking forward to more videos of your progress. You will get there, it just takes time. Just a another note on the right hand position. Early zither tutorials in...
by Dave
Thu May 10, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Right hand position
Replies: 9
Views: 543

Re: Right hand position

Thanks Tom! Playing with the right hand off the bridge is a more advanced technique. Say, for example, when a piece requires a more mellow tone, the right hand can be shifted closer to the sound hole of the instrument to achieve this. For the most part, however, the bridge is your anchor point when ...
by Dave
Thu May 10, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Instant Calluses!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Instant Calluses!!!

Tom, those are excellent points. Speaking of repairs, there’s a zither player in the Philadelphia area who visits a nail salon. He enters and requests “one nail.” Some zither pieces call for more ornamentation, such as slides executed with the left thumb. Over time this will wear down and create gro...