Thursday, 15 March 2012
Wednesday, 7 March 2012
You can see the two parts of the instrument. The right is for melody, the left for accompaniment, roughly.
On the run-of-the-mill, mostly black "Anton Karas" Zither are six defined 4-string chords; the more sophisticated, often brown ones (like these two) have a "guitar-neck" so you can combine your own chords.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
But: I received some film from Украiна, and that's not Russia of course, but better than Lehar (below).
On the stamps a Bandoura, never heard of it, looks like a Zither to me. The band is called Дзвiнга (Swing!)(?)
and look what Luciano Carvari's photographer did to her!
Monday, 5 March 2012
Sunday, 4 March 2012
But: in the nineties you could buy film in cassette, very modern. (And 20 kopeke more.)
I opened a box yesterday and what a surprise: no fancy metal throw-away, but a reloadable plastic cassette!
How very sensible, and "environmental".
(Below: the old metal cassettes)