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Posted By: Little Robyn
27-Apr-13 - 08:27 PM
Thread Name: So, what became of the lyre?
Subject: RE: So, what became of the lyre?
Just found a ref that suggests bourdon is the name of drone strings on a hurdy gurdy. That would figure - the bourdon lyres are tuned to one chord and I guess it just 'drones' in the background. So you either need several lyres or you learn songs with only 1 or 2 chords!
Still sounds lovely.
Robyn