Definition Of zither


a musical instrument consisting of a flat wooden sound box with numerous strings stretched across it, placed horizontally and played with the fingers and a plectrum. It is used especially in central European folk music.

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Example Of zither

  • Accompanying Urna is her German husband and producer Robert Zollitsch, who also played the zither and performed Mogolian throat singing.

  • Ancient instruments used for court music include zithers , flutes, reed instruments, and percussion.

  • European zithers are all box zithers : that is, the soundboard forms the upper surface of a wooden resonator box.

  • First he trained his wife on how to play the zither .

  • Harpist and zitherists as a rule only use the thumb and three fingers.

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