Valentine by Alfred D. Cammeyer on a Windsor Zither Banjo.

Comment by R L Vaughn on February 15, 2020 at 2:22
Very nice!
Comment by carrie horgan on February 15, 2020 at 8:22

Really lovely - nice zither banjo tone.

Comment by Pär Engstrand on February 15, 2020 at 20:34

Very nice! I love your tone, crisp and still so full.

It looks like you are playing with nails, is that right?

Comment by Aimless Wanderer on February 15, 2020 at 21:22

Very nice indeed!

Comment by Pip on February 15, 2020 at 21:43

Thanks all :)

@Pär: yes, I am playing with nails and a bit of finger tip. Just middle and index, no thumb nail.

Comment by Pär Engstrand on February 15, 2020 at 22:27

Interesting. And still such a full and balanced tone. I had nails the first day when I played my new zither but the tone just went all directions, so to say, so I filed them down. I guess it is, like so many things in life, a matter of practise...

I really like your glissandi, by the way. So tastefull.

Comment by Pip on February 15, 2020 at 22:56

Thanks Pär, I do enjoy playing the gliss. 

They nails and chasing the tone has been and still is a long journey. I first started playing using finger tips only but I think I had the issues you had with your nails, everyday the tone was in different direction. I had filed down my nails many times but have now settled on length and routine that works for me. I have also been playing quite a few more cammeyer pieces with the 4th tuned to D, and that makes for a really sweet sound.

Comment by Trapdoor2 on February 17, 2020 at 15:23

Beautiful! Well done...makes me want to dig my Windsor ZB out. :-)

Comment by Pip on February 17, 2020 at 22:05

@Trapdoor2 - Many thanks for the encouragement.

... and do it! Add to the zither banjo party :)

Comment by IAN SALTER on February 18, 2020 at 9:32

There is currently a clean looking Windsor Artiste 4 on eBay for anyone interested.

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