Lyre Harp, 8-String, Lacewood & Sheesham
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List Price: $309.00
Sale Price $259.00

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The solid sheesham body of this Lyre Harp features eight metal strings that provide a classical sound that is enhanced by its Lacewood soundboard. When you are not playing, you can hang it up as a piece of art; it's that pretty. Hold it upright on your lap or as you walk, and pluck both sides of the strings. Or lay it flat and pluck it. 10 inches wide by 17 inches long, 2.75 inches deep. A tuning wrench is included. Extra String Set Included. Free Shipping.

There are a few suggestions for tuning. An authentic tuning derived from Judaic worship music, where the instrument was used to accompany the singing of the Chazzan, also known as a Cantor. This style of tuning uses the Chazzanut mode. Starting with the bass (largest strings) tune as follows: E F G# A B C D E (Ahava Raba mode) In the early Middle Ages in Eastern Europe, the secularization of the Jewish worship music gave rise to Klezmer music. Jewish troubadours, known as klezmorim gave the music a place in weddings and other simkhes (joyful events). The Klezmer music eventually blended with Slavonic, Greek, Turkish, Gypsy and even American jazz tempos and rhythms. For Klezmer music try the Misheberakh mode which is: E F# G A# B C# D E Two alternative tunings that work well with singers comfortable sing in the Key of G are (again bass to treble): E F# G A B C D E (Natural minor) and D E F# G A B C D (E is tonic). Notice, in the second tuning, all the notes are the same but you're starting on D rather than E.

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5 of 5 Good value September 5, 2022
Reviewer: Benjamin from Colorado  
I got this instrument on sale. The wood is beautiful and except for a small split on a glue line (that does not affect how the instrument plays or sounds) the condition is perfect. It also came with two extra sets of strings and a tuning wrench. I use the sliding beads for changing keys and accidentals. For songs with a range of more than 8 notes, you can use your fingernail as a fret. Overall fast free shipping and great quality.

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5 of 5 Beautiful Instrument September 7, 2016
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from MOLALLA, OR United States  
We purchased this instrument as a gift for our son who is a musician.  When we first opened to inspect it, we were even more impressed by the beauty and sound of this harp!  Also impressed by the speed of shipping!  We will definitely use your website again!

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