The Hungarian word 'citera' and its English counterpart 'zither' both originate from the Greek word 'kithara', which was adopted by other European languages via Latin. The characteristic sound of the zither is a constant drone that can be made weaker or stronger depending on the number and use of the accompanying strings; sometimes it reaches such a level that it is difficult for the unaccustomed ear to pick out the melody. Throughout its history in Hungary, the zither has been associated with the poorer elements of the rural peasant class and servants in manor houses on the Hungarian plains. They are inexpensive to produce, and it is not difficult to achieve the level of skill of the average zither player. Zither music did not generally cost anything: merry-makers would usually take turns playing the instrument. Sometimes two or three people would play zithers at once, each of them playing the melody. (Based on the text of Bálint Sárosi)
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