The chord/fretless zither was designed in the nineteenth century as an instrument for people who couldn’t afford a piano or a music teacher — another name for it is the poor man’s piano. It soon became popular in many countries around the world: America, Australia, England, Germany, the Netherlands, France … In spite of being such a simple instrument to learn, it has a delightfully sweet sound. In our group we play traditional European music — mainly German — arranged as a melody with two or three harmony parts. No previous experience is needed, and the tablature is very easy to read. In the autumn, we’ll be learning Polish, English, German and Swiss carols.
Judith Van Dijkhuizen – Group Leader
Alternate Thursdays 10:30