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by Evelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Andy, you are very welcome, and yes, despite it all looking very simple it certainly does take some practice. Here is a short film showing Wilfried Scharf playing the zither (and a short sequence of bell tones). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1xefGMYo4E Towards the end of the film, at about 9:34 m...
by Evelyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:29 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

You can watch, and listen to Dieter Vensler playing lots of bell tones in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j68g68V7IRY
by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

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by Evelyn
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Harmonics on the Free Strings
Replies: 21
Views: 757

Re: Harmonics on the Free Strings

Andy, another name for Flageoletts is Bell tones, and they are explained in 'Modern Zither Method' by King Keyes which is archived here:
https://www.zither.us/index.php/zither.learning

I have pasted the relevant bits below for your perusal

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by Evelyn
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer
Replies: 24
Views: 2546

Re: Perfekta Zither/Anton Brauer

Congratulations on your newly refurbished Anton Bräuer Perfekta zither. I have found some information which may be of interest: General: https://www.zither-virtuose.de/anton-braeuer.html 1929 catalogue: See pages 12 and 14 for Model A and C, Kreuzsaitige Perfekta Zithern, 42 strings https://www.zith...
by Evelyn
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Technical question
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Technical question

Thank you very much, Ken, for your opinion, which is greatly appreciated. Playing the piece all fretted sounds nicer, to my ears anyway, so this is what I am doing. Re fingering - I only ever use the little finger of my right hand (for playing contrabass strings), but am guessing that I've probably ...
by Evelyn
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Learning
Topic: Technical question
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Technical question

I am curious to learn how others would play the c/a combination I've circled in red (below). Would you use the second a string for the a, or would you play the a (with your thumb) on the d string? Can't make up my mind which is correct, but perhaps there are several ways?

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by Evelyn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: Learning
Topic: Question about Staccato
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: Question about Staccato

You know that in order to make a note sound longer, you have to continue pressing down on the string with your finger. With staccato, you apply the same pressure, but then you immediately discontinue this pressure. You don't need to lift the finger off the string, just stop pressing down hard, while...