Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zither

When I was a little girl I had a special little musical instrument called a zither.  It was a little lap harp that was played by plucking the strings.  It was made for kids and had little music sheets you could slip under the string so you would be able to play different songs.  Ours was made mostly of metal, I think.

I don't really know where it came from or who it belonged to before me- but I'm pretty certain it was a toy from long before my era.

It would be a fun instrument to have now for my own children, but at $42 (so says one site I found) I think I'll just let them watch it on YouTube or give them a waxed-paper comb to play.  :)

Now, for your listening enjoyment- Fur Elise, on the zither.

And if you are REALLY bored, here is a video of a guy playing a comb covered in plastic (there's a YouTube video for everything under the sun!).

Thanks for stopping by for the April A-Z blog challenge!  It was a fun way for me to get back into blogging.  Magingat sa inyong lahat!


Sally said...

That is fantastic - a hit in the making!!

Join Us For Breakfast said...

everytime I hear the word zither, i think of zither-zather-zus. Don't know which Dr.Suess book it's from but that's what I think of :) Enjoyed catching up on your posts. Thanks for making the effort.
love you!

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

Good to have you back blogging this month. See you again soon, hopefully.