Monthly Archives: March 2015

First Friday 3.6.15

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Spent our First Friday evening at Taylors Mill listening to sweet Appalachian music, meeting new friends and zitherin’ away. We met some great people and enjoyed watching their excitement at playing a zither for the first time. One visitor is a physical therapist who spoke about the potential benefit of the instrument as a therapeutic tool.

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We’re looking forward to completing these beauties in cedar, cherry and maple.

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Cedar

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Cherry

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Maple

Caring For Your Zither

Tune Gently!!

As with all brand new stringed instruments, it will take a little time to “play in” new zither strings to where they stay consistently in tune. All our zithers are tuned before they leave our shop, but they may fall a bit out of tune during shipping. When tuning, make very very small, gentle adjustments using the tuning wrench. This video, created by Debbie Center of World of Harmony Music, will help guide you through the process.

 

Free tuning apps are available from…

Appcrawlr.com and Googleplay! We’ve found Pano Tuner to be the best.

 

We send extra music wire with all our instruments. This video will guide you through the process of changing a broken string.

We want our zithers to be enjoyed by musicians young and old for generations to come. Please note for safety that young children should not tune the instrument and it should be played under adult supervision.

…and Enjoy!