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by Rudy Mueller
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Zither Sunsay ;September 30, 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 6

Zither Sunsay ;September 30, 2018

There will be a Zither Sunday on September 30, 2018, starting at about noon, at the home of Kurt Eckroth in Wales/Delafield Wisconsin.

Menu will be Mexican....Kurt is back from his trip to the Southwest....

Rudi Mueller
by Rudy Mueller
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tip for installing strings
Replies: 2
Views: 21

Re: Tip for installing strings

Great! I also keep one in both my fishing tackle and tool boxes. Great for removing hooks and handling small parts, and available at some hardware stores. While having all of the strings off, I also clamp a leaf blower to the workbench, and blow out the interior of the sound box. Hold the instrument...
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Circle of Fifths
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: The Circle of Fifths

Does Ab = G# ?
by Rudy Mueller
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Circle of Fifths
Replies: 6
Views: 52

Re: The Circle of Fifths

The old "6 string griffbrett" zither I keep in Germany had the first accompaniment peg empty when I got it, then started with Eb Bb, etc. The strings have since been moved one peg toward the griffbrett. This is an old instrument; pegs, not a machine, for the griffbrett. The sixth griff peg is, incid...
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Two Zithers for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 258

Re: Two Zithers for sale

I wish this site had a list of members by home state. As I recall, there are some players in TX

rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Two Zithers for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 258

Re: Two Zithers for sale

What is more important: Ability to instill self-motivation, or the technical skill level of the teacher?

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Zither lessons via Skype
Replies: 3
Views: 1507

Re: Zither lessons via Skype

Has anyone made use of this offer?

Rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Two Zithers for sale
Replies: 24
Views: 258

Re: Two Zithers for sale

Thanks Tom,

That was a personal e-mail. My essential comment was to put the instruments aside for a month, then give it another try.

Tom, you are correct; 4 months does not a zitherist make.

rudi
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: concerning teachers....
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: concerning teachers....

ooops. that's Adam Grant!
by Rudy Mueller
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: concerning teachers....
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: concerning teachers....

In today's New York Times (electronic) there is an editorial by dam Grant entitled "Those who can do, can't teach"!

I rest my case.

rudi