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by Rudy Mueller
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bavarian Volksmusik
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Bavarian Volksmusik

Thanks Tom!
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday, January 13, 2019
Replies: 0
Views: 23

Zither Sunday, January 13, 2019

There will be a Zither Sunday on January 13, 2019, again at the home of Kurt and Megan Eckroth, in Wales/Delafield Wisconsin, starting with "fellowship" at about noon. Play list has yet to be determined, but will probably start with that of late autumn 2018, which was pretty aggressive. The "warm-up...
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: "GEMA FREI" ??
Replies: 1
Views: 51

"GEMA FREI" ??

Our Wendlstoana group has several copies of the "Schuhplattler von A-Z" booklet published by the "Chiemgau-Druck, Traunstein. Commented on the cover is the note "Alle in diesen Heft aurgeführten Stücke sind GEMA frei" , and on the publisher's page "Isargau, München 1980/1985". A question for you EU ...
by Rudy Mueller
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Humidty Control

Still in near perfect tune on a day to day basis, and that is after nearly one month. My next table will have removable dowel/rod (s) upon which to hang moist towel(s) directly below (~10 cm) the instrument in winter, removable in summer** and when not playing. Remember, my tables are "open top", de...
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Humidty Control

With forced air heat, as is common here in the northern U.S., even a commercial furnace/humidifier attachment (April Aire) helped, but didn't provide enough moisture to keep the instrument in tune.....however, two damp hand towels, hung near, but several inches away from and not touching the instrum...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Humidty Control
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Humidty Control

It's winter in Wisconsin again. For several days (10 + ??) all strings "went slightly flat"on a daily basis.

Is the ability to maintain "tune" on a day to day basis over several days a good indication of proper humidity control?

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday, December 2, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Zither Sunday, December 2, 2018

After reviewing some of the older pieces, Kurt has re-strung his accompaniment to start with ab rather than eb.

To keep the numbering consistent, does this become the "0" string?

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunday, December 2, 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Zither Sunday, December 2, 2018

There will be a Zither Sunday on December 2, 2018, with lunch and discussion starting at about 12:00, at the home of Kurt and Megan Eckroth in Wales (Delafield) Wisconsin. Discussion will probably include amplification of acoustic instruments. The playlist will include not only Christmas music, but ...
by Rudy Mueller
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Oh, was that bad!
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Oh, was that bad!

Thanks Tom, As usual, you are a font of knowledge, but more importantly, a well-spring of wisdom. I will read your response into the minutes of our Vereins January business meeting. In two weeks we will celebrate our membership Christmas party....but in a private hall, members only, and most attendi...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Oh, was that bad!
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Oh, was that bad!

Our Bavarian Trachten Verein d'lustig'n Wendlstoana Stamm had its 91st annual fest On November 3, 2018, at The Bavarian Bierhaus in Milwaukee, and our little music group (hackbrett, blockflötte, zither, accordion) was part of the program. This was in an open hall with four other Bavarian dance group...