Lyre Harp 10-string

Date of appearance: 2002
Trademark: Mid-East
Made in: Pakistan
Dimensions: 8.25 × 16 × 21.5 in
Weight: 1.7 lb
Materials: wood, metal
Colors: Light Brown
Tags: music

The solid rosewood body lends itself to the soft gentle curves of this ten string lyre. The ten metal strings provide a classical sound that is enhanced by the solid spruce soundboard. When you are not playing, you can hang it up as a piece of art; it's that pretty. Tuning tool and extra string set included. Hold it upright on your lap or as you walk, and pluck both sides of the strings. A more authentic tuning derives from Judaic worship music, where the instrument was used to accompany the singing of the Chazzan, also known as a Cantor. This style of tuning uses the Chazzanut mode; starting with the bass (largest strings) tune as follows: D E F G# A B C D E F. In the early Middle Ages in Eastern Europe, the secularization of the Jewish worship music gave rise to Klezmer music. Jewish troubadours, known as klezmorim gave the music a place in weddings and other simkhes (joyful events). The Klezmer music eventually blended with Slavonic, Greek, Turkish, Gypsy and even American jazz tempos and rhythms. For Klezmer Music try the Misheberakh mode which is: E F# G A# B C# D E F# G.

Lyre Harp 10-string
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