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Ancient Greek Lyre complete learning method (book)

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Dr. Nikos Xanthoulis is a composer, ancient lyre player, researcher and professor of Harmony, Counterpoint and composition at the Conservatory of Athens, Greece. He is also an Assistant Researcher of the Academy of Athens.

For twenty-five years (1983-2008) he served as the principal trumpet player in the Greek National Opera Orchestra and from May 2009 to 2012 he was at the head of the Educational Department of the same Opera. He was Tutor at the Greek Open University (2004-2017).

As a composer and soloist, he has presented his music in Greece and internationally.

His works include translations of the ancient Greek music theoreticians. Xanthoulis has composed many symphonic works, operas, chamber music and incidental music for tragedies using reconstructed ancient instruments.

Dr. Xanthoulis is a Correspondent Member of the Archaeological Institute of America (from 2010).

From 2014 to 2015 he was the Artistic Director of Public Broadcasting Orchestras and Choir (ERT).

Over the last eight years, he has revived the technique of the ancient Greek lyre through his research based on the depictions of pottery and the ancient Greek literature.

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A Lyre Sheet Music Series

Learn using sheet music and tablatures specially designed for your instrument

Lyre and Kithara Sheet Music Books Series - Scorebooks - Tablatures - LUTHIEROS.com
Lyre and Kithara Sheet Music Books Series - Scorebooks - Tablatures - LUTHIEROS.com

Historic Accuracy & Playability

It's not a battle. It's about finding the right balance.

^ Linus, the legendary lyre teacher, along with one of his students, Mousaios. This is one of the earliest surviving school scenes, and it is depicted on an Attic red figured kylix, ca. 450-400 B.C. Attributed to Eritrea Painter. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

< Linus, the legendary lyre teacher, along with one of his students, Mousaios. This is one of the earliest surviving school scenes, and it is depicted on an Attic red figured kylix, ca. 450-400 B.C. Attributed to Eritrea Painter. Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.

Bringing Ancient Artifacts Back to Life

Re-inventing the ancient lyre and re-introducing it to the modern world is an act that can directly connect us to our ancient heritage. Giving a voice to a musical instrument silenced for two thousand years and more is our way of paying our deed to the great minds of the ancient world.

Sheet music books, also known as scorebooks or songbooks, played a vital role in popularising mainstream musical instruments since the first was published in 1501 in the Venetian Republic by Ottaviano Petrucci. With such an abundance of scorebooks for the guitar or the piano, it is not by accident that modern lyre players are striving to learn using educational material that was not designed for their instruments.

So, how a lyre scorebook can be published when there are so many different types of lyres out there with entirely different tunings, note orientation, or strings’ numbers? The solution is straightforward (but not easy): we have to standardize the lyre as the modern classical guitar was back in the 19th century by Antonio de Torres Jurado, Ignacio Fleta, Hermann Hauser Sr., and Robert Bouchet.

And this is exactly what we have been up to for the last decade. So, this Sheet Music Book is our latest addition to our effort to enrich the available educational resources for lyre and lyre-like musical instruments.

References

Hawkins, J. (1776). A General History of the Science and Practice of Music, Cambridge University Press.

King, A. H. (1968). Four Hundred Years of Music Printing, Trustees of the British Museum, London.

Pöhlmann, E. (1970). Denkmäler altgriechischer Musik. Sammlung, Übertragung und Erläuterung aller Fragmente und Fälschungen

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Ancient Greek Lyre complete learning method (book)

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