Lyre Harp 19 String Ferris Wheel Mahogany with Bag
Lyre Harp 19 String Ferris Wheel Mahogany
What is a lyre harp?
The lyre 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. The fundamental difference between a lyre and a harp, is that in a harp, the strings enter directly into the hollow body of the instrument, whereas, on a lyre, the strings pass over a bridge, which transmits the vibrations of the strings to the body of the instrument – just as on a modern guitar.
In addition, most of the traditional harp use nylon strings, whereas, lyre usually uses steel strings. In terms of timbre, lyre still has the ethereal and long-lasting tone of a harp, but it sounds more ancient with a Medieval deeper tone. The sound of steel strings adds a mysterious and unique beauty to this instrument
This 19 string lyre has exquisite craftsmanship and a beautiful Ferris wheel design, this gorgeous instrument is light and portable, made with top-quality mahogany. Notes are engraved on top of the strings.
This Lyre harp is manufactured as C major, however we found it actually more suitable to be tuned as A major, so we tuned all 19 note lyre harp in A major. It sounds better and the strings are softer, which is easier to play in A major tuning. Most importantly, the strings can stay in tune for longer this way. Therefore, the notes on this lyre harp from left to right are
D3 E3 F#3 G#3 A3 B3 C#4 D4 E4 F#4 G#4 A4 B4 C#5 D5 E5 F#5 G#5 A
* The way of playing on the A major tuned lyre is exactly the same as on C major tuning. it just sound slightly lower; and all the sheet music made for standard C major tuning can be used on this harp as well.
Although the lyre harp has been tuned when it leaves the manufacture, and we will tune it again right before we ship out each order. Yet, harp instrument tends to go slightly out of tune during shipping, which may require a little bit of adjustment before you play.
One spare set of string
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