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Hi Andy, you'll find as you practice zither pieces that much of it is a finger puzzle. For chord progressions, try to come up with fingering that promotes fluidity, not choppiness. I had a look at the piece you posted this evening and have some suggestions, though I would say there are other variati...
Hi Tom, I’d say you’re doing very well! It was probably a year before I could play anything that resembled a song. I had the additional hurdle of not knowing how to read music. Lot’s of hunting and pecking for me, but I kept at it. :-D It’s all there, just work on fluidity. One thing that may help, ...
- Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:46 pm
- Forum: Getting Started
- Topic: How did you get started?
- Replies: 15
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My introduction to the zither was through my Bavarian Oma. I’m happy to say that I was fortunate enough to have a few lessons from her before she passed. http://www.zither.us/?q=zitherist.ellen.george After, I studied with Jane Curtis for ~ 10 years. I’ve had a teacher for almost as long as I’ve bee...
- Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 am
- Forum: Zithers and Resources
- Topic: Free Unbranded Zither
- Replies: 1
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I received an email from someone looking to home an unbranded zither. It might make a good one for a student. Contact Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested and if you claim it, please update this thread. Dave, I have a pre-WWII zither made in Germany but it has no brand name. I would be willing t...
Hi Andy, pretty song. My Oma used to play that. A few words on terminology: You wear a zither "ring" on your thumb, and use it to "strike" the strings. You're doing very well! Try not to lift your left hand when playing. What type of zither ring are you using? Is it a proper ring, or is it a plastic...
- Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 pm
- Forum: News
- Topic: Klaus Waldburg's left-hand thumb protection
- Replies: 9
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One of our zither players from the Philadelphia area used to go to a nail salon just for one nail, his thumb nail. I got to see it and it looked like it was holding up well. He swore by it.
Thanks Rudi, I searched through past email and found this pic of his zither, sent to me by his daughter.....almost 10 years ago. It is indeed electric. You'll notice the knobs on the front, fret-board side, of the instrument.
Here's a bit of zither history from Milwaukee. Shown in this photo is Albert Mueller, performing at The Golden Zither. I believe his zither was made by him, and electric, if I'm not mistaken. Anyone in the Milwaukee area recall this zither personality?
- Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:14 pm
- Forum: History
- Topic: Vice President Ford and Hans Gassner
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In April, 1974, Vice President Gerald Ford visited Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was treated to zither music by Milwaukee Zither Club member Hans Gassner. How about that!