Stille Nacht, melody line only

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Rudy Mueller
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Stille Nacht, melody line only

Post by Rudy Mueller » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:18 am

One local beginner had the misfortune of beginning with a "method" which stressed playing open accompaniment strings and higher (especially fourth) positions on the griffbrett. This resulted in difficulty playing simple folk songs from sheet music.

The zither is an ergonomic wonder. perhaps I'm lazy, but I like to play with as little hand motion as possible.

The attachment is an arrangement of the melody line made especially for this student, with reasonable harmony, and as little left hand motion as possible.

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Re: Stille Nacht, melody line only

Post by Rudy Mueller » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:20 am

oooops.....you'll have to "download" the attachment. The numbers below the melody line refer to "finger numbers", again starting with the left thumb as "1", etc.

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Re: Stille Nacht, melody line only

Post by NutmegCT » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:23 am

Gruss Rudi!

What is the name of the method book which does what you describe? Might be helpful to folks to know what might *not* be advisable.

Thanks.
Tom M.

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Re: Stille Nacht, melody line only

Post by Rudy Mueller » Sun Nov 24, 2019 10:37 am

Just a word of caution, a heads up for beginners. The method would probably be great for accomplished players.

Darr is great for beginners, as well as others available free from this site.

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