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by NutmegCT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: July 25, 2018

Andy - that is fantastic! What a difference from the zither angle I've been using. I had no idea the zither angle could be at such an "offset" - almost 45 degrees. Mine has been closer to about 20 degrees. Also, I see you're sitting more centered to the zither than I do. I'd read in one of the metho...
by NutmegCT
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: July 25, 2018

Thanks Ken. For us "beginners", determining a comfortable arm position is pretty much guesswork, as both arms are adjusted constantly when moving along the fingerboard and the accompaniment strings. I like your method of aligning the strings with the angle of the right hand thumb, but I'm never sure...
by NutmegCT
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 744

Re: July 25, 2018

Don - thanks for the ideas. It would be very helpful to see an overhead photo of your zither placement and hand positions. I'm afraid YouTube videos and drawings in method books aren't very clear on the "angle". Sure wish I'd known about the twanging and "buzzyness" of the strings before I paid $150...
by NutmegCT
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: July 25, 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 744

July 25, 2018

https://youtu.be/WPfed-ceqbI I would *greatly* appreciate hearing how I should handle the problems in the video above. 1 - I still find myself "hunting" for strings as I play. After a month of practicing "G chord" repetitions, then "C chord" repetitions, then "G chord C chord G chord C chord" repeti...
by NutmegCT
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: Practice Video - Folie d'Espagne variée

Andy - that is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! I could swear you are playing a 16th century lute, from the mellow sounds you create.

And I'd never heard of Zither Ruth until now. Thanks for the reference.

As they say up in New Braunfels, Du bist ein ganz gut Zithermann!

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am exhausted with this site.
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: I am exhausted with this site.

Good day Pete! You're at the point where I was over four years ago when I started trying to learn zither. There were times back in 2014 and 2015 when I'd post a question or a video - and absolutely no one would reply or comment. Man, talk about feeling isolated. That put me in the mind of "gee - why...
by NutmegCT
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: The White Rose Of Athens
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: The White Rose Of Athens

Pete - didn't know that song until you posted it. Then found several recordings on YouTube. Beautiful. Here's a 1969 recording: https://youtu.be/lyloJbqHq6s Could you tell more about Noteworthy? Did it print the music you show? I'm interested in how you use it and how it works, especially as zither ...
by NutmegCT
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Need help in chosing Zither strings
Replies: 11
Views: 749

Re: Need help in chosing Zither strings

A near perfect instrument is truly a godsend!

Would certainly be nice to see some photos of your new instrument, and a video of you playing it!

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Right hand positions
Replies: 7
Views: 366

Re: Right hand positions

Pete - as always, thanks very much for your detailed reply. I think you and I both wish we had more detailed replies from the 100+ forum members! You're right, I do stand to play. I could make/find a zither table, but it seems that arm positions relative to the zither don't exactly follow a standard...
by NutmegCT
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Host for videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: Host for videos?

Hi Pete - thanks very much for your detailed comments in my Right Hand position question. After several days, I'd hoped there would be more than one reply! Regarding YouTube - why not just make your videos "private" or "unlisted"? Upload to YouTube as usual, but instead of the default Public, make t...