If you’ve ever been to a student piano recital, or even if you haven’t, you’ve heard this piece by Ludwig van Beethoven. Adapted from his Ninth Symphony, it is often called “Ode to Joy.” But have you ever heard it played on zither? Now you will and I hope you enjoy it!
Want to learn this piece?
You can learn this and 9 other tunes on zither in my new beginner course! The price is $85 and includes the instrument, accessories, and audio-only lessons. There’s no need to read music, no print, and no Braille. I designed the lessons for anyone who is blind or visually impaired, and anyone who wants to learn to play an instrument by ear.
* Introduction and how to hold the instrument
* Tuning, with reference pitches
* Playing glissandos, the signature harp sound
* How to hold the pick
* Hand and finger position, for playing melodies and chords
* 10 folk songs, teaching melody and harmony for each one
* Tuning in different keys
* Christmas and hymns lessons are available separately
Not just a children’s instrument! Many people use the zither to teach children the basics of playing a musical instrument, as well as the concepts of melody, rhythm, and harmony. But it’s not just for kids.
If you’re looking for a lightweight, portable instrument, here it is. At 13″ long, 8″ high, and about 2″ thick, the zither is small. And weighing in at 2 pounds, it’s also very portable.
If you have arthritis or carpal tunnel, you can still play the zither easily. You can use the included guitar pick, or your fingers to create lovely melodies and harmonies.
Since the zither is played on your lap, those with back, neck or shoulder pain can play it comfortably.
As you can hear, the sound is bright, and offers a lot of sustain. This means you can play beautiful pieces without needing complex chords or many notes at a time.
The zither is so easy to pick up and play. After the first few tunings, it will stay in tune for some time. How long depends on the environment, but you can hear when it goes out of tune.
Looking for a way to relax? Playing this insstrument is very relaxing, and is also great for composing your own music, improvising, and meditation.
For More Information
If you have any questions, or you’d like to purchase the zither package and mp3 lessons using PayPal, please fill out the form below. This is not a payment form. Also, ask me about an installment payment plan if you need one.
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I look forward to sharing the joy of zither with you!