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by NutmegCT
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 63

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: 99

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: 67

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: 107

Re: Bavarian Volksmusik

by NutmegCT
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Sandner model H1
Replies: 4
Views: 67

Re: Sandner model H1

Hi Evelyn - welcome to the forum.

That zither at the bottom of your post resembles my Schuster.

How did you get interested in learning zither?

What method books did you use to get started?

Gruss!
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Places and Events
Topic: Oh, was that bad!
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Oh, was that bad!

Rudi - I'd pose the question as: "What does your group want?" Big audiences in large halls with amplification? or does your group want to play folk music as it was originally intended? Amplification will let many more people hear you - but they may not actually be there to hear you at all. I've seen...
by NutmegCT
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Re: What’s this?

That's a mute (sordino) for stringed instruments, most likely violin or viola. It's usually ebony, and slides down onto the bridge under the strings, to "dampen" the bridge from vibrating. It cuts down on the vibrations hitting the sound box (the body), so the instrument emits less sound. https://ww...
by NutmegCT
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Franz Schwarzer Zither
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: Franz Schwarzer Zither

Easiest way to post photos is to put them on a public photo sharing site, like Google Photos, Flickr, etc. Then just put the link to the photo into your Zither forum post. Another way is to shrink the photo size using various editing apps. I use Windows Paint, which has a "resize" icon built right i...
by NutmegCT
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Bergfee Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: Bergfee Strings

After spending nearly $150 for new Lenzner Soloklang strings, I was very disappointed in the "twangy metallic" sound I get, not to mention the sore fingers. I'd never heard of Bergfee Green until this topic was started. They're evidently nylon, so easier on the fingers, and probably what I should ha...
by NutmegCT
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Newish Horst Wünsche
Replies: 4
Views: 256

Re: Newish Horst Wünsche

Thanks Andy. Looks and sounds like you have a winner!

Tom M.