Lyre Lesson Videos

LEARN HOW TO PLAY ANCIENT LYRES!
 


Several years ago, due to the lack of any publication, anywhere, on how to play the lyre, I posted a few series of somewhat unique "online lyre lesson" videos on my YouTube Channel! Please…

How To Acquire a Lyre


HOW TO ACQUIRE A LYRE!

In this extensive blog, I list all the makers of replica lyres I know of, from around the world! 


These include makers of modern evocations of the Biblical lyres, makers of replica Classical lyres of…

Sheet Music For Lyre!


One of the main goals I have in both creating this website and in creating my albums for solo lyre, is the in doing so, I may one day hope to create a future legacy, where once again, the lyre…

Lyre Playing Techniques


ANCIENT LYRE PLAYING TECHNIQUES
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







From all of my extensive research and practical experimentation, I have discovered that the range of possible playing techniques for the lyre is only limited by one's musical imagination! To begin this analysis of some of…

Ancient Tuning Methods


 

INTRODUCTION


In attempting to demonstrate a variety of ancient tunings for my 10 string lyre to the layman with an interest in ancient music, I have decided to compromise and use modern equal temperament terminology ie. a 12 note chromatic…

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Finding Authentic Tunings For An Ancient Lyre


INTRODUCTION


What follows is a list of tunings which I have researched & used in all my albums of ancient lyre music. These tunings include ancient Middle Eastern scales derived from my experience as a Klezmer musician, and which according…

New Archaeological Discoveries - in my Lounge, on my Laptop!

THE BOUNTY OF HIDDEN ANCIENT TRUTHS WAITING TO BE FOUND IN MODERN 'DIGITAL ARTIFACTS'

Never underestimate the power of 'Google Search' in unearthing new 'digital artifacts' - I have recently found the answers to several intriguing questions regarding the lyres…

Composing New Music in the Original Ancient Greek Modes

One of my greatest musical discoveries, was re-discovering the beauty and unique musical expression of each of the original ancient Greek Modes...
 

 

THE ORIGINAL ANCIENT GREEK MODES
 

The names of musical modes in use today, (e.g. Dorian, Mixolydian etc.) although…

What is Music?



THE CONCEPT OF MUSIC - A PHILOSOPHICAL ANALYSIS

What is music? A usual response would be a pleasant melody...but to the tortured philosopher like myself, one has to dig deeper and ask, when is a collection of notes a "melody"…