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Posted at July 20, 2013 | By : admin | Categories : Sound Therapy,Strings | 0 Comment
The lyre is an instrument that resembles a harp, and it is played mostly with one hand. It belongs to the family of stringed instruments where the strings are not plucked like a harp, but the fingers rather pass gently over them. It is generally regarded as having come from the Mediterranean area, like the harp, and many will likely be acquainted, for example, with the legend of Orpheus. The historical lyre once had only 4 strings and was shaped symmetrically. Today the instrument has an asymmetric form, sometimes like an ear, and can have up to 40 strings accommodating different tunings. We offer models with 7 and 12 strings, with pentatonic and diatonic scales. Instruments with chromatic scale are available on request.