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Thread #46928   Message #3509397
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Apr-13 - 08:00 PM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
Hi, Weasel -
Yes, I'd be glad to post a photo if you send it to me at (I also post MIDI files and mp3s that are pertinent to discussions).

My impression from Wikipedia is that the strings on an ancient Greek lyrics that were not needed in a chord, were muted with the fingers of one hand, while the other hand strummed the strings with a plectrum. I always thought that the strings of a lyre were plucked, eliminating the need for muting unused strings.

But the lyre was abandoned when Italy adopted the Euro, right?