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by NutmegCT
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 10
Views: 134

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Rudi - I didn't know you also arrange for accordion!

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Trills
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Question about Trills

Hi Andy - that Kabatek text is about the most confusing thing I've ever read. The interpretation of the "tr" varies across instruments, time periods, composers, and styles. Not a science, but an art. Sometimes a trill begins with the note *above* the written note: sometimes with the note that's *bel...
by NutmegCT
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Hi Andy - when you say "new position", do you mean the position shown in the Basket of Turf video?

Thanks.
Tom M.
Andy wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:02 pm
... Given the new position of the zither on the table and the placement of my chair, there is more room for the music stand, and it feels more natural.

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by NutmegCT
Wed Apr 15, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

On a slightly different tack, here's the adjustable music rack I made a few years ago.

http://forum.zither.us/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=2103#p2103

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Wed Apr 15, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Zithers and Resources
Topic: Music rack
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Music rack

My home-made portable music rack. Square of plywood, bent strap iron, hinge. Slides under the zither; can be folded flat for packing. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/w4O6VCN4BKLl6W2V_ZdpaInz8nnsfjsTq1Zj8FWnQ2PEzNl3MN_d9ATn3-si870As-up35E5QKqDoVlV_6dO2RgrSLbWmQyfPYCL_lGjyHeT7MJizrFTBRG0QySRIXckmxih...
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Thank you Evelyn! It's the right side of the finger tip that sounds the strings when you play.

I also notice the angle of your middle finger quite different from Andy's. It appears your middle finger is bent at the first knuckle off the hand, while Andy's looks almost straight.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Andy - good example! To me, he's not sounding the string with finger *tips* - he's using the right side of the finger's tip, the right corner of the fingernail. In other words, he's got his fingers angled at the string, using the right side of the tip, instead of pointing straight down, using the fi...
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Rudi - iphones are fun, but they're only one-to-one. You'd need to post the photos here, or videos on YouTube, so we can share them.

Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Rudi - thanks for the suggestions!

Would it be possible to post photos to show what you're describing?

Thanks.
Tom M.
by NutmegCT
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Andy - something I noticed over my years of "zither struggle": words and "method books" don't work very well in describing the reality of zither positioning, hand positioning, finger usage, etc. Example: what are "finger tips"? I'd always thought a "finger tip" is the part of the finger from the fir...