The lyre is a plucked stringed instruments the most popular ancient civilizations. The representations we have received have the most varied. The main feature is the sounding board which is very close, making the instrument much easier to carry. The number of strings, very limited (5 to 8), reduced the instrument as an accompaniment of singing. Also, its numerous medieval representations are much more allegories that the testimony of any real use, at least after the tenth century. However, its use has continued in northern Europe, at least until the fourteenth century.
o Length: 74 cm
o length of the rope vibrant: 55 cm
o width of the body: 24 cm
o thickness of the body: 5 cm
According to Greek mythology, the young god Hermes created the lyre from a large turtle that pierces to establish reeds from which seven strings to hoses ewe; whole is covered with a skin Beef and played with a plectrum. Hermes then gave his lyre to Apollo.
On instruments played outdoors, especially the so-called instruments of Harmony-fanfare, it has a support partitions also called Lyre, is a pair of pliers whose background is a flat plate-shaped lyre. The liaison with the instrument differs: reported on the clarinet, it is planned fixed on some saxophones and brass, for flutes it is a strap tight on the left forearm. The lyre remains an accessory not included when buying an instrument.
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