What's Lyre Harp?
The lyre harp is a string instrument known for its use in Greek classical antiquity and later periods. The lyre is similar in appearance to a small harp but with distinct differences. In organology, lyres are defined as “yoke lutes”, being lutes in which the strings are attached to a yoke that lies in the same plane as the sound-table and consists of two arms and a cross-bar.
In Ancient Greece, recitations of lyric poetry were accompanied by lyre harp playing. The earliest picture of a lyre with seven strings appears in the famous sarcophagus of Hagia Triada . The sarcophagus was used during the Mycenaean occupation of Crete.
The lyre of classical antiquity was ordinarily played by being strummed with a plectrum (pick), like a guitar or a zither, rather than being plucked with the fingers as with a harp. The fingers of the free hand silenced the unwanted strings in the chord. Later instruments, also called “lyres”, were played with a bow in Europe and parts of the Middle East, namely the Byzantine lyra and its descendants.
Lyre harp size: 40*25*3.5cm
Lyre harp material: Maple/Mahogany
Lyre harp bag color: black
Lyre harp bag size: 41*26*3.7cm (cotton 3mm)
Lyre harp bag material: 600D oxford fabric, 190T nylon lining
1 x 10/15 String Lyre harp
1 x Carry bag
1 x Tuning harmer
1 x Spare Strings
10 Strings Lyre's Tuning (C & G)
15 Strings Lyre's Tuning (G)
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