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by Evelyn
Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Repairs and Restorations
Topic: Refurbishing a Hermann Doelling Junior Alpine zither
Replies: 4
Views: 585

Re: Refurbishing a Hermann Doelling Junior Alpine zither

Hello Andrea, and welcome.

I hope this helps: http://www.pamelasmusic.co.uk/pages/con ... tuning.htm. What you want is the Munich Tuning, which is used on most zithers nowadays. There's also this page: https://www.zither.us/zither.tuning

See also:

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Good luck!
by Evelyn
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Newbie; The Journey Begins!
Replies: 11
Views: 1323

Re: Newbie; The Journey Begins!

Welcome Steve Congratulations, this is a very nice zither indeed. It is a so-called Kreuzsaitige (cross-stringed) Zither, aka Perfekta Zither, with the contrabass strings crossing the bass strings at an angle. The first instruments of this rather rare, I think, design were built in Vienna at around ...
by Evelyn
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: 'Free Notes' website
Replies: 0
Views: 376

'Free Notes' website

The following website may be of interest to members - no copyright restrictions, and the scores can very easily be adapted for zither. You can switch every song to every key; you can let the computer play every song in every key in your preferred speed; if you cannot yet play all notes, the site sho...
by Evelyn
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: Aloha 'Oe
Replies: 6
Views: 770

Re: Aloha 'Oe

Many thanks for this, Andy. As nice as it is to see a hand-written piece of music (I've downloaded it a while ago), your pdf is so much easier to read.
by Evelyn
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: News
Topic: Klaus Waldburg's left-hand thumb protection
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: Klaus Waldburg's left-hand thumb protection

Rudy Mueller wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:08 am
One of the local students developed an infection under his right (ring) thumb nail. He ended up seeing a physician, and could not work the griffbrett for over 2 months, essentially losing the nail.

Rudi
Ouch !!!
by Evelyn
Mon Jan 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Klaus Waldburg's left-hand thumb protection
Replies: 9
Views: 1968

Re: Klaus Waldburg's left-hand thumb protection

The zither player in this YouTube video appears to be using sellotape. (?) It can best be seen at ~1:20min in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AX-2TZYFm-4 Does anyone happen to have the score for the piece the group is playing (Alpbacher Boarischer), perchance? I use non-woven (plastic) sticking pla...
by Evelyn
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Sandner model H1
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Sandner model H1

Many thanks, Tom, for very kindly posting a photo of your lovely Schuster zither. It does indeed look rather similar in shape to mine, but yours has a mechanic whereas mine does not, and also, the strings of yours are fed through drilled holes. I do miss my zither teacher and wish that I had asked m...
by Evelyn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Zitherists
Topic: "GEMA FREI" ??
Replies: 1
Views: 315

Re: "GEMA FREI" ??

“GEMA-frei" music is completely royalty free, ie the composer of this music is not registered with a collecting society, meaning that such music can be used/downloaded by anyone, for private and non-commercial purposes.
by Evelyn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Zither Makers and Models
Topic: Sandner model H1
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: Sandner model H1

Hello Tom Thank you very much for your warm words of welcome. I've searched this forum for photos of your Schuster zither, but you don't seem to have posted any. You ask about how I got interested in learning to play the zither. My mother thought it a good idea for me to learn a musical instrument, ...
by Evelyn
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bavarian Volksmusik
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Bavarian Volksmusik

Perhaps members already know about the online radio programme based in Munich and called Volksmusikwelle. They play tradidional Bavarian folk music 24 hours/day, obviously not exclusively zither music but it does feature a lot. Here is the link: https://laut.fm/volksmusikwelle in case anyone is inte...