Interested in getting started with the zither? If so, your best option would be to locate an experienced zither player for lessons. I would also recommend that you request a forum account, as this will put you in touch with many members of the zither community, from novice to advanced. For help in finding a zither teacher or to request forum access, simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, the following learning materials have been digitized and are shared here for the enjoyment of the zither community.
This zither method in three parts was written and published in the 1960s. It will provide the beginning student of the zither with the required basics, such as tuning, proper hand positions and seating. The author has also included numerous songs and exercises to reinforce the lessons conveyed.
Simplified American Zither Method - Louise C. Taborsky
This zither method is posted here as a resource for zither players. The author of these tutorials, King Keyes, was a student of Alberta Krader and a member of the Los Angeles Zither Ensemble.
King Keyes's book of scales and arpeggios is an excellent companion resource for his Modern Zither Method.
Are you aware of additional learning materials that are specific to the Alpine zither and not provided here? Can you suggest learning materials that you found to be particular useful when learning how to play? If so, contact us.