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9 Easy Melodies for Beginners – Lyre Sheet Music

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“There is no benefit when music stands secret and hidden.” — Lucian

It is not a secret that music (and the lyre) profoundly imbued ancient Greek society, as none other civilization in history used music so often through its literature, art, public and private activities.

This is your chance to learn your first songs on the lyre; nine easy melodies, including five ancient surviving songs and four modern tunes!

They were chosen carefully by Lina Palera, the beloved lyre instructor at the LyreAcademy.com, to help every beginner to gradually build an impressive music repertoire with confidence.

Songs’ list: Tetrasimon ✦ Exasimon ✦ Dodekasimon ✦ Melody in 6/8 rhythm ✦ Happy Birthday to You ✦ The River ✦ Kolon Exasimon ✦ Old Times ✦ Embrace

“This Sheet Music Book is our latest addition to our effort to enrich the available educational resources for lyre and lyre-like musical instruments,” Nikolaos Koumartzis, the series’ director, explains.

The book is part of the Lyre Sheet Music series, in which some of the greatest lyre players around the world participate, including Lina Palera, Thanasis Kleopas, Michael Levy, Theodore Koumartzis, Giorgio Sancristoforo, et cetera.

Pages: 20 | Dimensions: 9 x 12 inches

(sheet music for lyres or kitharas with 7 or more strings)

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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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9 Easy Melodies for Beginners – Lyre Sheet Music

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The ancient world of music is an amazingly rich place for anyone to explore unassisted. Here are some valuable insights, lovingly curated by our family, to start with if you are a beginner, a professional musician, or even a collector.

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