The Auris Children's Lyre arose out of the striving to harmonise movement and melody with the child's sense of sound. When holding it in the left hand, the lower strings are closer to the body. Deep tones and descending melodies are created by the inward movement of the hand towards the body. Ascending melodies are created by the outward movement of the hand.
A basic pentatonic lyre for introduction of music to the child. For use at home, in the kindergarten by musical games and storytelling and much more, only your imagination sets the limit.
We offer the Lyre in two variations:
- Left Curved (LNP) and
- Right Curved (LGP)
The strings on the right curved lyre are arranged so that the longest/deep strings are nearer to the body of the player and the shorter/high are further away this leads to a natural correlation between the child’s hand movement – inwards/outwards and the movement of the scale – descending / ascending.
You move the hand away and the scale goes up/out into the periphery and you move your hand in to the body and the scale goes down into the deeper more physical range. If you try to “throw” the scale to your partner with an up/outgoing movement of your hand and the partner try to “catch” the scale that comes “flying” you will experience the natural feeling in this order.
If you do the same with the strings turned the other way around you will get a strange experience and the tones will not “fly” but fall down in front of your feet.
Moreover, this arrangement of the strings corresponds with the “falling” tendency by the pentatonic scale which means the in most pentatonic music the individual musical motives has a down-going direction which by lyre will have a natural support while strumming or plucking the strings inwards/downwards which is the way the hand automatically moves on the lyre.
In spite of it unique strings order this lyre can very well be used in children’s groups where some children have pentatonic lyres where the strings are “the other way around”. For the child there will be NO confusion, the confusion, if any, always lays by the grown ups. Children of this age are extremely flexible and love to swop and try each other’s instrument which they always manage with out any problem. Open heart – open mind – the fundament of all creativity.
Due to the special shape of the body, the lyre allows the wood to reveal all its inherent sound qualities. This sound is especially rich of overtones and you experience a rainbow like range of sound colours.
The supreme gift and our most sold lyre through all times.
Includes a tuning wrench and an instruction sheet, with more tips and tricks regarding how to use your instrument.
A= 432 Hz
Made in Sweden.
Pitch Pine, Range: d - e
Gift wrapping and upgraded shipping are not available for any of our musical instruments or their accessories. They will be shipped from a different location as the rest of our stocked products and therefore will come separately from the rest of your order, if ordering other items from our store. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.