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A Stringed Wing

The celestial sounds of a zither make me think of a wing strung with vibrating strings. In myths of Estonia, Vanemuine — the God of Music and Poetry — played the… 107 more words


The Road To Global 12: Introducing Tri Nguyen

Written by Eli Sulaiman

If you’ve not heard of Global 12, where have you been? If that’s seriously the case, then we’ll update you a little. 633 more words


SOLD! Haven't You Always Wanted a Zither?

How cool is this?  I ran across this piece at an auction where guitars were going for a pretty penny and thought, “Well hey… anyone can buy a guitar but how many people can get their hands on a zither?”  (As it turns out, it’s not that hard, but this is the first one I’ve been able to get for the shop.) 534 more words

Heritage Collectibles

Haiku, There's Always An Extra Person

“And you thought playing – guitar was hard; a zither – has thirty-five strings”

Washington Phillips - Lift Him Up That's All


With many old blues and gospel 78s it can be difficult to pin down details about the recording or even the artist, but you often have a good idea what instrument is being played. 454 more words


Molten gold love loch

Silhouette on a swan boat

Magic of a note

Plaintive chords of a zither

Make a leap bounce and slither



Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees.  In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither.  34 more words