the Lyre

Lyre Tuning

For both the Thirteen and seven string lyres, the first (lowest) note is tuned to the D above middle C.lyrebridge


The remaining notes are:

Thirteen string: E - F - G - A - B - C1 - D1 - E1 - F1 - G1 - A1 - B1

Seven string: E - G - A - B - D1 - E1


Each lyre can be tuned using traditional methods or a 'tuning monochord'.


A 'tuning monochord' is a single stringed instrument, with frets set to match each of the lyre's notes. They are available through Nisargam.

Useful Tip 3 - Replacement Strings for the Lyre

You may find that you need to replace one of your strings from time to time.

We have included a diagram of the types of strings uses for the individual notes (The strings we are referring to, are quitar strings available at all major music stores)

 

Lyre replacement Diagram 

  7 String Lyre Diagram for replacement strings

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