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Moving the right hand off the bridge to play the open strings is an advanced technique. The general effect is a more mellow tone as you approach the sound hole of the instrument. Your home plate though, so to speak, is the bridge of the instrument. Last evening, I put together a short video on the r...
Hi Tom, having had the benefit of an instructor, I never actually worked through these A. Darr exercises - I was given simple songs and exercises taken from here and there when I was just beginning. Anyway, thanks for sharing your videos (You too Andy!). Here’s my take on A. Darr No. 1. Maybe I will...
Hi Tom, thanks for the video. As you work through these exercises, I would not be overly concerned about whether you’re looking at the strings or not. Focus instead on improving tone by eliminating the “buzzing” you’re getting from the bass and accompaniment strings. After your G bass, rest your 4th...
- Sat May 05, 2018 10:39 am
- Forum: Learning
- Topic: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p23
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Bravo, Andy! Comparing this video with the one you posted a few months ago, there is great improvement. You’re putting in the hours and it shows!
Hi Don, my zither is by Horst Wünsche. I purchased it from Germany about 10 years ago after starting off on an unbranded student zither. http://www.zitherbau-wuensche.de/ I order Lenzner strings from Bill Kolb when I need them, and these are replaced when they break outright, or when starting to fra...
Hi Folks, a member shared a video, so thought I would do the same. I'll make an effort to record more of these A. Darr exercises in the coming weeks.
- Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:44 pm
- Forum: Getting Started
- Topic: Musikschule- Zuhause DVD learning course, 55 lessons for €19
- Replies: 8
- Views: 855
Hi Pete, that's a good find. I haven't heard of this instructional material, but I think the use of multiple camera angles would be most helpful. Plus, looks like there are plenty of song selections to keep one occupied for some time. If you do order, ask them to add captions in English. That would ...
Tom, yes, all at once. It's really not that difficult as long as your right-hand position is correct. Here's a photo to illustrate the hand position over the strings. 4th over the G, 3rd for the b and 2nd for d and g. With the heel pad of your palm on the bridge and fingers in position, all at once,...
Tom, part of the issue may be your right hand position — your right hand should not be floating above the strings, if that is what I’m seeing in the follow-up video you posted. That would, I suspect, make it more difficult to keep your place when playing. Take a look at the illustrations in the Tabo...