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 comprehensive book of scales and arpeggios for the zither is posted here as a resource for zither players. The author, King Keyes, was a student of Alberta Krader during her time in California.
Mastering The Scales and Arpeggios - King Keyes
If you are just beginning to learn how to play the zither, A Beginners Guide to Zither by Janet Stessl is a great place to start. Topics covered include playing surfaces, body position, left and right hand exercises and more. For more information, send SASE to:
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In the late 1800s, the zither experienced a surge of popularity in the United States. Along with this interest came a need for learning material that would serve to build a solid foundation for new zither players. Carl Fischer Publishers answered this need by making available A Darr's Method for Zither in a dual-language ( German and English ) edition. A. Darr's Method for Zither contains music theory, right and left and exercises, songs and more. A valuable resource for any zither player.
To continue on with the basics and to graduate toward higher levels of aptitude with the zither, Adalbert Albrecht's three books for learning the zither are highly recommended. Players who can read German will benefit the most from these texts, but the material will benefit all players who can read music.
Whether you're interested in playing along with a backing band, improving your timing or improvisational skills, play-along CDs can prove to be a valuable musical aid. For zither players seeking instructional materials in this format, Johanna de Groot and Ilse Harris have produced play-along CDs that consist of easy to more challenging arrangements of well known folk songs and popular favorites. For more information, visit the web site of Zither Australia Publications.
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.