LEARN HOW TO PLAY ANCIENT LYRES!


Several years ago, due to the lack of any publication, anywhere, on how to play the lyre, I posted a few series of somewhat unique "online lyre lesson" videos on my YouTube Channel! Please view these playlists below:


The next series of videos relates specifically with my attempts to recreate an evocation of the music of the ancient Hebrews, during the creation of my first 2 albums, "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel" & "Lyre of the Levites"

 

 

My next series of videos attempts to explain how to play some of the actual surviving fragments of music from ancient Greece:

 

 

This next instructional video I uploaded, demonstrates how to improvise on an ancient Egyptian scale, as deciphered by the late Professor Hans Hickmann. I used this scale in my improvisation "The Music of Moses" (track 1 of my album, "King David's Lyre; Echoes of Ancient Israel"):

 


I have also recently compiled a new series of lessons on how to play the chelys (tortoise shell form) lyre of ancient Greece:






A NEW INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR ANYONE WISHING TO PLAY THE 10-STRING LYRE! 


For anyone out there wishing to learn the basics on how to play the wonderful 10-string "Davidic Harp" which I now primarily play (lovingly hand-made by Marini Made Harps in the USA), I was very pleased to learn that Marini's have a new publication out with some invaluable tuition for beginners:


This invaluable tuition book for lyre can be purchased from here

My own freely available PDF booklet of sheet music for 10 string lyre can be downloaded from my blog, "Sheet Music For 10 String Lyre"


 

Comments

Sequoia December 26, 2017 @09:20 am

Hi Michael! Thanks for all of the wonderful information. I have just begin to learn to play the lyre :) You "Sheet Music for 10 String Lyre" seems to be a broken link? I would really love to download it. I'm having trouble finding much information on the internet of how to play. I really want to learn the song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen, and want to request if you could share lyre chords to play this! Thank you so much and looking forward to learning more from you!

Jeanie laboy August 18, 2017 @06:30 am

Shalom Michael, I saw your website. I purchased a Kinnor Harp like yours in your video. I would like to learn how to play and to read music sheet. My personal goal is to play to El Elyon and for sick people. Do you still give lessons in any way. Do you have a book to learn also? I look forward to hearing from you. Shabbat Shalom, Jeanie

Danielle April 29, 2017 @08:57 pm

This is such a beautiful and generous contribution to the world. Thank you for your tireless work in bringing this incredible music to our ears and now also putting it into our hands.

Melody March 24, 2016 @09:07 am

What are the dimensions of your lyre, and can you recommend a vendor?

larissa December 31, 2014 @08:14 am

I love your playing. I purchased several of your Jewish songs on ITunes :) WONDERFUL I was wondering if you sold sheet music, or if you know any way I can learn these prayers :) Happy New Year

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