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by Andy
Fri May 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p23
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Re: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p23

Hey Tom, I started out with just the melody for a few bars, enough that my left hand could easily play the melody at a decent pace. Then I started layering the accompaniment onto that. This brought my pace back down to a crawl while my right hand learned how to get in on the dance. Melody/Bass, Chor...
by Andy
Fri May 04, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p23
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Progress Video - Volkstümliche Zitherschule p23

Afternoon everyone, I’m just getting ready to move onto the next lesson and wanted to share some progress with you all. It’s great to see how you are all doing too, experienced or not. There aren’t exactly Zither players falling from the sky. https://youtu.be/WnSN_MkvXxA Feedback is always appreciat...
by Andy
Fri May 04, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: A. Darr - No. 16
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: A. Darr - No. 16

Dave,

Thanks for sharing, you make it look effortless. It's nice to see examples of how experienced hands move. Also your Wünsche is beautiful!

- Andy
by Andy
Wed May 02, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Slightly overwhelmed with Keyes Scales
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Re: Slightly overwhelmed with Keyes Scales

So for clarity, using the Keyes Scales pdf, if I were looking at a piece of music written in Bb Major, which fret on which string would finger four go. And does the pattern Keyes describe change from hand position to hand position? The pdf makes it seem like the pattern should stay the same but the ...
by Andy
Tue May 01, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Slightly overwhelmed with Keyes Scales
Replies: 7
Views: 326

Slightly overwhelmed with Keyes Scales

Hey everyone, Recently I have been trying to make more use of the Keyes Scales pdf. The C-Major scale in two octaves has chewed up my fingers, but it has been great. As I look ahead at the idea of playing scales by pattern though, I am a bit overwhelmed. Is the idea that when you are presented with ...
by Andy
Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Chords are Hard!
Replies: 8
Views: 524

Re: Chords are Hard!

Hey Dave, Thank you for the finger notation, that is a great insite! I know the Treue Hussar piece is a ways away, but I do enjoy knowing how to tackle obstacles before hitting them. Also, I completely agree about fluidity. I’ve taken a step back and have been forcing myself to to incorporate the Ke...
by Andy
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: How did you get started?
Replies: 15
Views: 1285

Re: How did you get started?

I suppose I’ll start, but I still feel very much like a new kid in class. 
 Back in November on a trip home to visit my family, my Grandmother gave me her fathers zither. He got it back in Germany when he was young and played all his life. I had heard them talk about it many times growing up, but ha...
by Andy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Ilse Harris Zither Teaching Method
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Ilse Harris Zither Teaching Method

Hey Tom,

My mistake, it is actually labeled 'First Stage'. It spells out exactly how your fingers should walk the frets, and the ascending / descending C-Major scale. I downloaded the PDF from the learning section of this site, it is pages 4 and 5 in there.

- Andy
by Andy
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Ilse Harris Zither Teaching Method
Replies: 6
Views: 653

Re: Ilse Harris Zither Teaching Method

Pete, I purchased a copy of Isles book as well a few months back. It definitely has some great insights, proper finger positioning, and I really like that it has the chord charts for the fretboard at the end of the book. Though that may be a bit advanced, I am glad it's spelled out somewhere. I’ll t...
by Andy
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Beginner Video - Tom M.
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: Beginner Video - Tom M.

Tom, It applies to the accompaniment too, take a look at your lesson #26 in Darr. Starting from measure one of the accompaniment, it is basically written G-Major chord, D-Major chord, C-Major chord, G-Major chord, except they’re broken up into repeating patterns of bass, accompaniment chord, accompa...