Im Heimgarten

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Im Heimgarten

Post by Rudy Mueller » Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:12 pm

It is easy for the beginning musician to "hit the doldrums" and risk losing interest after some basic lessons have been mastered

Hans Dondl's three volume series "Im Heimgarten" is an excellent supplement for the beginner and intermediate beginner, who may be getting bored by the lessons in their "method for zither" instruction books, and desire to broaden their repertoire. The delightful landler, waltz, polka and march melodies are arranged in rough order of increasing difficulty, from basic to intermediate, within each volume. For the instructor, these could probably be considered "extra credit" material.

The three worth-while books are available on e-bay.de, both new, and some used, at reasonable cost.

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Musicmaker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:00 am

Rudi,
I am brand new to the forum and also to Zithers.
I am still waiting for mine to arrive but by using this fabulous forum i have downloaded and printed out a huge Zither Tutor.
I have no instructors but like other instruments i play, i learn alone, when stuck i ask someone.
The Heimgarten books look to be an excellent release from the hard grindstone tutor methods.
There is a Musikhaus in Hamburg that stocks these books.
Luckily, my daughter lives and works in Hamburg and will get me Band1 and send it to me in Australia.
Thank you for sharing that.

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:42 am

Coincidence? I received mine from our daughter living near Mainz, who we just visited. Her son spent last September to March in a work/study program in Australia and New Zealand. German high schools tend to recommend some time out before starting the university.

All kinds of zither "stuff" on ebay.de when using "zither" as the search word.

Isn't there a zither teacher somewhere in Australia?

Rudi

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Musicmaker » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:27 pm

Rudy Mueller wrote:Coincidence? I received mine from our daughter living near Mainz, who we just visited. Her son spent last September to March in a work/study program in Australia and New Zealand. German high schools tend to recommend some time out before starting the university.

All kinds of zither "stuff" on ebay.de when using "zither" as the search word.

Isn't there a zither teacher somewhere in Australia?

Rudi
Yes, there is Isle but she is in Sydney.
I am in contacr with her and also bought one of her starter books.
I watch her videos too.

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Musicmaker » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:31 am

Rudi.
My daughter has informed me that " Im Heimgarten " Band 1 ist unterwegs !
I am so excited as i simply love the old German folk tunes.
May i ask you dear Sir if you would post some renditions of your playing?
I would love to hear you play?
Kindly
Pete

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Dave » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:11 pm

Hi Rudi, I agree with you! Dondl is a very good choice. I also enjoyed the folk songs in Adalbert Abrecht's books. These are in a 3-volume series as well.

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Musicmaker » Wed May 30, 2018 6:04 am

Well i have waited for weeks now.
It must be lost in post.
Can any one help me to get a copy of Dondl's Im Heimgarten band 1?
I have seen some for sale in Germany but their fee for postage to Australia is a massive £40 which is robbery.
Can this book be downloaded for a price or is it copyright?
I dont mind paying reasonable sums of money but draw the line at getting robbed.
Any ideas please?
Pete

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Rudy Mueller » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 am

I'm sure it's copyrighted, although most of the melodies are old, old folk songs. Would these be covered by German copyright?? Ironically, one of the pieces in Heimgarten I (Tanzende Morellen) is lifted right out of Darr. Is it also an old, old folksong???

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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Dave » Wed May 30, 2018 5:43 pm

Hi Pete, the "Im Heimgarten" books (there are three in the series) are available at notenbuch.de. Shipping to Australia for one book looks to be ~7 Euros. I have *never* had an issue ordering from this site. Here's the direct link:

https://www.notenbuch.de/Search.html?se ... heimgarten
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Re: Im Heimgarten

Post by Musicmaker » Wed May 30, 2018 7:56 pm

Dave Thanks.
Are the three graded in order of difficulty?
I have not heard anything re Zither rings yet!
Pete

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