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by Andy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Success! The hardest part of doing this on the accompaniment strings is not having a fret to guide you. But the halfway point of the accompaniment is about fret 12, I had been off center! What a beautiful, almost haunting sound that makes. https://youtu.be/trzWP8q1pV4 Evelyn, I wish I understood wha...
by Andy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Thank you both! This is great information, and seeing a video of someone performing Bell Tones is amazing. Like everything, this is gonna take some practice.

- Andy
by Andy
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 67

Harmonics on the Free Strings

Hello folks! I’m a bit confused. I’ve been looking at a new piece of music and at the end of the song there are a few measures that use harmonics on the free strings. I didn’t know this was possible. I understand the concept on the fretted strings and have had some success with it, but how on earth ...
by Andy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Staccato
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Question about Staccato

Alles klar! I think I may have been overthinking it, and depressing the string too slowly. I’ll keep at it and try over-exaggerating.

Thanks Evelyn & Dave!
- Andy
by Andy
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Staccato
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Question about Staccato

Hey all, I've been slowly working through the next lesson in the Volksümliche book. This one has marks for playing notes staccato. Just to sanity check, what is the proper way to play staccato? It seems like you would just lift the finger fretting the note, but keep touching the string to silence it...
by Andy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein

Ken, Thank you! Thats really good feedback. The little fingers have been a struggle for sure. I’ve given up hope on the left one, it has a mind on of its own. The right one though, I may be able to exert some control over it with practice. Tom, Good eye! It is a different zither. I’ve been playing m...
by Andy
Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Volkstümliche Zitherschule p27 - Röslein

Hey folks,

Been about a year now and I’m still at it. Wanted to share where I’m at with you all. I really enjoyed this exercise, I find myself humming it sometimes.

https://youtu.be/1c9Hxt9R_Lo

- Andy
by Andy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie; The Journey Begins!
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: Newbie; The Journey Begins!

Welcome! That is a beautiful instrument! You’re very fortunate to have found such a nice zither to start learning on. I would recommend checking out Keyes Scales earlier than later in addition to whatever instruction book you decide to work out of. It can be found on the site. Good to have another n...
by Andy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Aloha 'Oe
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Aloha 'Oe

Hey folks, I’ve been working on putting some of the older zither music I have into MuseScore so I can convert them from treble clef to bass clef. It also makes it easy to print the older music and keep it all in one binder. I decided to plug Aloha Oe in the other day to see what it sounds like and t...
by Andy
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Builders
Topic: Zithers by John Roeder
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Zithers by John Roeder

Petty instruments!

I can't even imagine the amount of time and effort that goes into actually creating one of these. I'm curious though. On the Klavierboden model, the braces on the bottom, are they for amplification or for support? This is the first Zither I've seen with them.

- Andy