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by Evelyn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Trills
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Question about Trills

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by Evelyn
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Trills
Replies: 5
Views: 86

Re: Question about Trills

The trill you are asking about in your post is played as illustrated below - a) or b). It requires you to play the d using the zither ring and immediately after bring your thumb down fast and forcefully onto the e to make it sound by this action, and then quickly withdraw (not lift off!) the thumb a...
by Evelyn
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Hi Andy I am pleased to read that you found my photos helpful, and I am sure that with your determination and dedication you will soon get to grips (pun intended) with the strings. Sitting higher, as well as keeping your wrists up, will help. And yes, I did notice that you now have full control of t...
by Evelyn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

This video shows quite well, I think, how the fingers grip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlh1JiZyA00
by Evelyn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

This is the second photo, which shows the areas on my right-hand fingers which meet the relevant strings.
(Again, this second photo would not attach to the previous post.)

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by Evelyn
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Now let's see some photos and videos from experienced forum members illustrating hand and finger stroke details! Right. I'll make a start. Never paid much attention to it, but comparing my right-hand finger positions with Andy's, I note that my fingers are sort of swooping onto the strings and grip...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

... the angle of the zither - Andy According to my zither teacher (and as a rule of thumb), the left end of the zither should be positioned so that it is about a hand's width distant from the table edge. Also, you could try sitting just a bit further to the right and at a (very) slight angle to you...
by Evelyn
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Practice Video - Basket of Turf
Replies: 27
Views: 168

Re: Practice Video - Basket of Turf

Hello Andy Thanks for the video. You are doing well! I note that you seem to be sitting higher. Are you finding this position easier on the hands? I am asking because for some time I used to play sitting rather low, which at the time did not trouble me, but after changing to a higher table and chair...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Can't get the 2nd page to attach in previous post, so here it is (fingers crossed)
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 06, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Social distancing - Corona virus
Replies: 10
Views: 133

Re: Social distancing - Corona virus

Hello all Things are pretty grim here in lockdown in the UK as well. Regarding your question, Andy: I've had a look at the Stretta Noten website, as they commonly show a sample page of the music they are selling, and the "Leichte Stückl" series has 1. and 2. Stimme on separate pages; so, in answer t...