Great job all around Ken... really appreciate you, your building and playing too.
Very nice building job Ken - and it sounds in tune too. So I guess this was a precursor to the dulcimer as we know it?
Thank you, Jennifer. I still tune in on Friday nights as long I can stay awake. You folks are doing a great job out there.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song."
Hello there my friend! This is soooo cool!
Anytime we meet and I have it with me you are welcome to play it Robin.
Wow, would I love to strum that critter you built, Ken!
Lisa, I thought I had posted photos of this zitter, but I did not. I just posted three photos. I have more if anyone is interested.
Ken i ADORE this!!
Your zitter has a marvelous hollow 'old' tone, like a bell. The instrument in the museum is now reborn to sing again in a whole new life. It's a wonderful precious thing you made!
Did you post photos of it? I wish you had held it up to the camera on all sides a bit in the video, to let us see it 'in the round'.
Yes, Jeff, that was simple gifts.
Nice Job on that Zither Ken was that Simple Gifts
Not bad at all, Ken. Like the sound of it.
Way to go, Ken. Sounds good
When visiting the Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum to photograph, trace, and measure the Pennsylvania German zitters in their collection that are in L. Allen Smith's A Catalogue of Pre-Revival Appalachian Dulcimers, I was told that they had another one in the collection. I photographed, measured, and traced that one as well. This is the zitter I made based on that prototype. Both the playing and the video are a little rough, but I hope you will get a sense of how these instruments sound. This is not the zitter which I hold in my avatar. That one is a copy of one in the Mercer Museum in Doylestown, PA.