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Thread #46928   Message #3509502
Posted By: Weasel
27-Apr-13 - 04:47 AM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
Obviously we can only guess at the tuning they used.

Some tune to a pentatonic scale. I use the first six notes of a standard major scale, in the case of my current instruments, GABCDE. This gives me access to G major and A minor (modal) with the possibility of modulation to C major (with an implied third in the dominant.)

As with any string instrument, tunings can be adjusted to suit your repertoire (although efficient tuning pegs are still evading me - my lyres are a bit of a b***** to tune!)