Re: [Anglo_Saxon_Lyres] Re: string spacing ..etc!
Quoting Mark <markallanbarnes@...>:
> --- In Anglo_Saxon_Lyres@yahoogroups.com, "John" <johnedallas@...> wrote:
>> I wonder what would have happened if the northern European lyre had
>> not fallen into disuse about a millennium ago, but was still being
>> played today as pat of a living tradition.
> Here's six string lyre block and strum modern day Ethiopian style.
> The instrument is essentially the same as the Anglo Saxon 6 string
> lyre, but having moved with the times in a living tradition:
- my harp(lyre) originally started out with tuning machines and steel strings. i made it before the days of the internet and based it off medieval art. i hadn't seen any replicas and, to my knowledge at the time, no one was really into them. i had religious reasons. anyhow, mine got started from the remains of a busted guitar cannibalized. it had thin wood and the tuners came with it. i only recently switched to violin tuning pegs and nylgut strings.