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by Andy
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: FIT BIT?
Replies: 4
Views: 69

Re: FIT BIT?

I really like this idea. May have to start keeping a journal of practice time / pieces.

Thanks for sharing Rudy!
- Andy
by Andy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Viele grusse aus Seattle!
Replies: 20
Views: 907

Re: Viele grusse aus Seattle!

Hello Rita, and welcome back! I've been at the 'teach yourself' game for about a year and a half now and am still at it. Its possible, it's just slow! I've spent a lot of time reading (and re-reading) posts on this forum and watching (and re-watching... you get the idea) videos of other players, try...
by Andy
Tue May 28, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Listening recommendations?
Replies: 21
Views: 1682

Re: Listening recommendations?

Thanks for sharing Evelyn. I'm amazed watching Cornelias left hand; that is some complicated finger work.

- Andy
by Andy
Sat May 11, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

So I’ve spent the morning practicing, trying to incorporate finger feedback and I think I’ve hit on something. It’s going to take a bit of getting used to but you’re all correct there’s no arguing that. The shift in my hand position to free up the little finger definitely gives a better angle of att...
by Andy
Fri May 10, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

Thank you all for the fantastic feedback. This is a hurdle no doubt. I struggle with the little finger because the middle knuckle locks and pops as I move it. My brother suggested some weird bands to help stretch the tendon. I hadn’t thought to elevate my elbow more. Perhaps I should be sitting a li...
by Andy
Thu May 09, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Practice Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p31 - Der erste Tanz

Afternoon everyone! Putting the wraps on the first staccato lesson in the Volkstümliche series. Still working on freeing up the little finger on my right hand. It has forced me to re-evaluate how I’ve got my hand position, but I feel like its helping. Feedback is always greatly appreciated, I couldn...
by Andy
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 10
Views: 265

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: 265

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: 265

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: 259

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