What type of music is the lyre used for
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The lyre is a harplike instrument that was popular in ancient Greece and ancient Egypt. The lyre has two arms, connected with a sound box at the bottom and a crossbar at the top. Three to 12 strings are stretched from the crossbar to the sound box. The strings can be plucked or strummed with fingers or a pick, or a bow can be used to produce sound. Playing StylesThroughout history there have been two playing styles associated with the lyre. Lyres louis vuitton outlet with seven or fewer strings are played with a "block and strum" style. In this style the strings handbags outlet UK are strummed all at once, while at the same time blocking selecting strings from ringing to create chords. Lyres with more than seven strings would be played by individually plucking each string, similar to modern harp playing. SignificanceIt can only be speculated as to cheap handbags what types of music were played on the lyre. The instrument's popularity came long before recorded music. There are modern instruments based on the ancient lyre, including lyre guitars, and modern recreations of the ancient lyre. These instruments are often used for spiritual recordings. There have also been attempts to make recordings of lyre music based on what they may have sounded like in ancient times. The songs are written based on historical research of the civilizations where lyres were popular. Fun FactA star constellation is named after the lyre. The Lyra constellation is in the western edge of the Milky Way near Hercules.