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Re: Viking Lyre and Music Thesis

Thanks for sharing Paul. From: "Paul Butler pcbviol@... [Anglo_Saxon_Lyres]" To: anglo_saxon_lyres@yahoogroups.com
Steve Plummer
Apr 19
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Viking Lyre and Music Thesis

Hello! This came up in the Gamut Strings newsletter, and I thought it might be interest to some of the people on this list. Some of the information is
Paul Butler
Apr 4
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3963

Re: dimensions

i did get your point about mobility. the germanic tribes were in a very mobile time in history. everything had o be mobile. but, i'll admit, i also
gefinn_othni
Feb 25
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Chris Nogy
Feb 24
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3961

Re: dimensions

i wouldn't say they were played while walking. the migration age wasn't exactly as lackadaisical and artsy fartsy as the inner harbor or some other modern
gefinn_othni
Feb 23
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3960

Re: dimensions

Interesting. Portable I'll buy, readily apparent. But how do we know they were played while walking? I don't think I've ever seen any references to it, though
John Isige
Feb 23
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Re: dimensions

thanks. i do suppose you are right. i never thought of it that way. but, it's very true.
gefinn_othni
Feb 22
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Chris Nogy
Feb 22
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3957

Re: dimensions

Thanks Chris, that was really interesting. Cheers, Tina
Tina Merrybard
Feb 21
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Re: dimensions

wow. that's some really great info. thanks. after doing calculations and trying it out, i find that, where my fingers hit the strings with the left hand, the
gefinn_othni
Feb 21
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Re: dimensions

With modern measurements putting the soundboard at around 1.7 mm at the thickest spot, and the actual body built extra light, it would have had immense sonic
Chris Nogy
Feb 21
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Re: dimensions

here is why i asked: quite a few years ago, before there was an internet, i built a Germanic harp...you call them lyres. i still call it a harp, like the
gefinn_othni
Feb 21
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Re: dimensions

i haven't found figures on the trossingen lyre. how wide is it, actually? it's interesting that you say that lyre would be quiet. there is one guy on youtube,
gefinn_othni
Feb 21
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Re: dimensions

thanks. good information and a really a good idea. i know for certain that my fingers would be crowded in one of the ones in the 7" range. doing calculations
gefinn_othni
Feb 21
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Chris Nogy
Feb 21
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