The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #67032   Message #1117323
Posted By: RangerSteve
16-Feb-04 - 07:31 PM
Thread Name: Help Me Identify This Instrument
Subject: RE: Help Me Identify This Instrument
I watched someone play one once. He used his left thumb and first two fingers to fret it, plucking the fretted strings with the thumb and first two fingers of his right hand. At the same time, he used the ring fingers and pinkies of both hands to pluck the bass (non-fretted) strings. It looked like hard work. If you want to hear what a concert zither sounds like played well, rent "The Third Man", The entire soundtrack is played with only a concert zither.