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by Andy
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Trills
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Re: Question about Trills

Thanks all, this is a big help. I hadn't realized that little symbol was going to be quite so complex. Another thing to learn and practice.

- Andy
by Andy
Fri Apr 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Trills
Replies: 5
Views: 129

Question about Trills

Hey all, I’ve recently started practicing a new piece of music out of one of Walters old books and came across a trill. IMG_1801.jpeg In Kabateks book, he explains how to play Trills as… The “Trill” is the swift, equal repetition of a principal note and the note that lies above it, in the regular su...
by Andy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Christmas Music

Here are “Zu Bethlehem geboren” and “Zum Heilen auserkoren”. That finishes up this old tattering book. Hopefully with some sleuthing I’ll be able to find the lost song, Weihnachten, Fantafie” online somewhere and call the book done, but I think thats enough Christmas music for now.

- Andy
by Andy
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Christmas Music
Replies: 18
Views: 543

Re: Christmas Music

Here are “Tausend kleine Lichter sprühen”, “Von Himmel hoch” and “Was bringt der Weihnachtsmann?”

- Andy
by Andy
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Back in the 70's Rudi Wacek gave me a stand that is exactly like this. I don't know where he got but it certainly is a clever and compact design! Now thats cool. Walter Schumacher lived in Chicago for a while when he was younger. Wonder if he got the plans from someone there. Tom, no, not the posit...
by Andy
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Rudy, This actually worked out really well for the music stand. 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. Side note: My Great Grandfather, who's Zither I inherited, was also a carpenter in his s...
by Andy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Thank you for the photos Evelyn, thats a big help. I note that my fingers are sort of swooping onto the strings and gripping them, while Andy's position appears to be considerably flatter and his fingers look as if strumming/stroking the strings rather than gripping them. Spot on. When I first start...
by Andy
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Hey Tom, I think in this case, playing with your finger tips means the fleshy bit at the end of your finger nail. Steffen Hempel is a good example of someone who plays on his finger tips, and he has a lot of videos with some really great shots of his fingers. This video of his, Gauklertanz, is a goo...
by Andy
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Tom, That could be an option! I was actually reading up on zither gatherings in Missouri. I had been hoping to attend one this year, though Covid has put a quash on that for the moment. It would certainly be amazing to meet and trade notes with experienced players in person. Evelyn, That is pretty m...
by Andy
Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 215

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Hey Evelyn, Thanks! I have been trying to sit a bit higher, but honestly I’m not so sure I care for it, there isn’t much room for my legs under the table at that height. I’ve been trying to re-evaluate things, how high I sit, the angle of the zither, all trying to get some more mobility and reach wi...