The seven strings of the lyre
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The seven strings of the lyre the romantic life of George Sand, 1804-1876 by Elizabeth Wheeler Schermerhorn

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Published by Houghton Mifflin Company in Boston, New York .
Written in English


  • Sand, George, -- 1804-1876.

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Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 319-320.

Statementby Elizabeth W. Schermerhorn.
LC ClassificationsPQ2412 .S4
The Physical Object
Paginationxii p., 1 ., 327 p.
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14098133M
LC Control Number28006350

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This lyre has seven strings. Although the Bible does mention a ten-string lyre, the lyre of seven strings was apparently more common in ancient cultures and had spiritual significance. Of course, the significance of the number seven in the Bible is obvious. You searched for: seven strings lyre! Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search. No matter what you’re looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. In outline it resembles a large lute with a wide neck, and the seven strings of the lyre of the best period, or sometimes nine, following the “decadent lyre”. Most authors in reproducing these sculptures showing it represent the instrument as boat-shaped and without a neck, as, for instance, Carl Engel. 'My little lyre' is a seven stringed instrument tuned in a pentatonic scale. This scale spans over five whole tone steps and is built up by an open fifth tuning. d’ e’ g’ a’ b’ d’’ e’’ The special thing about the pentatonic scale is that whatever you do with it, it will always sound good.

  The lyre was a stringed musical instrument played by the ancient Greeks and was probably the most important and well-known instrument in the Greek world. It was closely related to the other stringed instruments: the chelys which was made from a tortoise shell, the four-stringed phorminx, and the seven-stringed kithara. The second lesson focuses on the Ancient Greek Modes, how you can tune your lyre and how you can use them while playing the lyre. “The musical system of ancient Greece evolved over a period of more than years from simple scales of tetrachords, or divisions of the perfect fourth, to The Perfect Immutable System, encompassing a span of fifteen pitch keys (see tonoi below) (Chalmers As the four strings led to seven and eight by doubling the tetrachord, or series of four tones filling in the interval of a perfect fourth, so the trichord is connected with the hexachord or six-stringed lyre depicted on many archaic Greek ped: Sumer, Iraq, Bronze age. The seven-string lyre was the «national» instrument of the ancient Greeks for more than a millennium. (8th BC – 4th century AD). The “method of learning ancient Greek seven-string lyre” was based: on the use of a faithfully reconstructed instrument, on the study of all kinds of archaeological and literary sources, but mainly on the experience of the professional musician, on the basis.

This lesson teaches some basics on how to set up the bridge, and a few technical exercises on how to play basic intervals on the lyre. I have tuned the lyre to the melodic minor mode, as the intervals here are much more simple and therefore easier to understand, than the much more exotic Eastern-sounding modes which the lyre can also be tuned to (eg the "Ahava Raba" mode, as discussed in Author: Robin Mansur. The Seven Strings of the Lyre; The Romantic Life of George Sand, Sand, George Pseud. (Dupin, Amantine Aurore Lucile, Baronness Dudevant Naginsk) Schermerhorn, Elizabeth W. Published by Houghton Mifflin, Boston, MA (). The book provides information on the history of the bowed lyre, musicians and their playing styles. It also offers an introduction to playing technique, advice on maintenance of the instrument and an overview of its contemporary use. Contents. Foreword. Bowed lyre history From plucked lyre to bowed instrument The bowed lyre in Northern Europe. 1st string = E (up one whole step from D) 2nd string = F sharp (up one whole step from E) 3rd string = G sharp (up one half step from G) 4th string = A (leave it as is) 5th string = B (leave it as is) 6th string = C sharp (lower one half step from D) 7th string = D (lower one whole step from E).