The rehearsal with the trio yesterday went very well. I wrote a new piece last week and it sounded nice right off the bat! More rehearsing today and tomorrow!
The webpage for Under the Rose is live now, at:
https://www.ottmarliebert.com/rose/. Please pass it on!
Brenda left a question:
Brenda Says: September 13th, 2009 at 11:35
I have spent a little bit of time learning to play a dulcimer. Very little time to tell the truth. What is the difference between a dulcimer and zither? Dulcimer seems every simple in finger placement and my children were taught to play homemade dulcimer of octagon shaped to stand in front of as a teaching dulcimer. Many people craft dulcimers in these hills. Eight children could strum, learn, and perform together. In Appalachia, many people play the dulcimer. Does the zither sound much different? I think the sound of a dulcimer would be very complimentary to your sound.
When I speak of the zither, I mean the concert zither – see this wikipedia entry – with a fretted fingerboard. The instrument you discribe might be the Appalachian Dulcimer. The two instrument are remotely related, but while the Appalachian Dulcimer has three or four strings, the concert zither has 32 to 37, depending on the model.