We do not play an instrument; we cannot analyse a tune; we can't tune a guitar or know what makes a hit song - but what we do know about is publicity. We have mentioned it before but we are doing it again - any band that gives of their time, skills and effort to support a charity is entitled to a massive mensh on this, our News page. So there, no excuses to not only be selfless and helpful to a deserving cause but also to shout about this cause too (and of course yourself! So there, musical be we not, but we will surely shout about those who are.......Always great to get feedback on gigs, etc and Dave has just let Riffs know that the Funds For Frazer gig at High Howdon Social Club on May 19 managed to raise a very impressive 1,550.There's something fascinating about hearing someone say, in the most New York accent imaginable, "I'm not familiar with the subway," especially since we happened to be in New York at the time.I'm trying to imagine a scenario in which someone grows up, even on Long Island or New Jersey, and still has no experience with the subway. In modern common usage the term "zither" refers to three specific instruments: the concert zither (German: Konzertzither), its variant the Alpine zither (both using a fretted fingerboard), and the chord zither (more recently described as a fretless zither).
The number of strings varies, from one to more than fifty.
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Emigration from these areas during the 19th century introduced the concert and Alpine zither to North and South America.
Chord zithers similar to the instrument in the photograph also became popular in North America during the late 19th and early 20th century.