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by NutmegCT
Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Back to basics...
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Re: Back to basics...

Hi Rudy - My doctor says I'm in excellent health ... for someone who's 175 years old! I'm a volunteer farmer/orchardist at Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum in Massachusetts. Several years ago I was out in a field, cutting barley. A family of visitors asked me why an old guy like me wa...
by NutmegCT
Mon May 20, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: All Things Considered
Replies: 1
Views: 91

All Things Considered

Did anyone else hear the zither music on All Things Considered this afternoon on NPR stations?

Karas, "The Third Man Theme".

What a refreshing sound!

https://youtu.be/C5ZnzNCXgLY

Memories, memories.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning Buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Tuning Buttons

Bravo on the successes - Now we know who to send our zithers to!

Thanks for posting the details.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Tuning Buttons
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Tuning Buttons

Hi John, and welcome to the Zither forum. Sounds like you've got some work ahead of you; if the zither has literally been a wall-hanger, it might have internal cracks and damage from dry - or humid - environment. Once you've checked out more details, you may want to send the instrument to a repair e...
by NutmegCT
Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 174

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Hi Andy - very similar to playing violins, cellos, guitar, etc. Halfway across any open string, the harmonic sounds one octave higher than the open string. But different points on the open string have different harmonics. Some harmonic notation systems show the actual spot on the string to touch; ot...
by NutmegCT
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Zithers for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Two Zithers for sale

Pete - where is the "For Sale column"?

Thanks.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein

Hi Andy - congratulations on the continued progress! Say, isn't that a different zither from the one you've played on previous videos? I remember there was art work on the surface of the earlier instrument, and the turned black "stretcher" of this new one seems to have a light color center. Thanks. ...
by NutmegCT
Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie; The Journey Begins!
Replies: 9
Views: 500

Re: Newbie; The Journey Begins!

Welcome to Zither.us!

How'd you get interested in playing this wonderful instrument?

For me, it was first hearing Anton Karas in The Third Man. What a fascinating post-WW2 film.

And where did you buy that beautiful zither of yours? You're indeed a lucky man.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Sandner model H1
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Sandner model H1

Thanks Evelyn. You definitely have an advantage. Your family already knew zither - and you had a teacher! Most visitors to the Forum are/were trying to learn, but there are no teachers, and the long-time members all seem to have learned from family and/or teachers. I always thought it funny that mos...
by NutmegCT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bavarian Volksmusik
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Bavarian Volksmusik