Intermediate to Advanced Level | Lyre 302

Master Eight Modern Songs

Learn how to play well-known songs written by Metallica, Kansas, Céline Dion, Louis Armstrong, and Nino Rota, along with theme songs of award-winning Hollywood movies and tv-series. From “Nothing else matters”, “What a Wonderful World, “Stand by me”, “My heart will go on” and “Dust in the Wind” to “The Godfather”,  “Game of Thrones” and “Star Wars” theme songs, you are surely going to learn melodies that impress the audience, while mastering several playing techniques.

At the end of the course you will know how to...

  • Produce a sharp note on a string without permanently changing the tuning.
  • Play complicated rhythms while using both hands.
  • Play “Nothing else matters” by Metallica.
  • Play “Dust in the wind” by Kansas.
  • Play “What a wonderful world” by Louis Armstrong.
  • Play “The Godfather” theme song of the classic Francis Ford Coppola’s movie.
  • Play “My heart will go on” by Céline Dion.
  • Play “Stand by me” song performed by Ben E. King, John Lennon and others.
  • Play “Game of Thrones” theme song.
  • Play “Star Wars” theme song.

* This course is for intermediate to advanced lyre players and for lyres of any type with at least 7 strings. It is highly recommended to first complete the beginner courses 101, 102 and 103, along with all core lessons (both beginner and intermediate) available also at LyreAcademy.

* Do you own a lyre with more strings? The course can be done by students with lyres with more than 7 strings by adjusting the tuning of the top 7 strings of their instrument.

Lesson 1 : How to play “Nothing else matters”

In this lesson, we are going to learn step by step "Nothing else matters" by Metallica by using both our hands and applying several rhythmic values. 

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 2 : How to play “Dust in the wind”

Let's learn how to play a slightly more demanding melody, "Dust in the wind" by Kansas. We are going to play with two hands, while using quavers / eighth notes and harmonics!

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 3 : How to play “What a wonderful world”

We will keep increasing the complexity in our lyre playing while learning how to play "What a wonderful world" by Louis Armstrong. We are going to play with two hands, while applying dotted notes, harmonics and quavers / eighth notes. 

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 4 : How to play “The Godfather” theme song

In this course, we are going to have a first encounter with the "sharpen / semitone raising" technique in order to be able to play "The Godfather" theme song! Once again, we are going to play with two hands, and also apply harmonics.

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 5 : How to play “Stand by me”

Let's boost our lyre playing confidence in this lesson by learning an easy but well-known tune. No matter if you prefer the original by Ben E. King or the latter performance by John Lennon, this is a step by step lesson on how to play "Stand by me" on a lyre.

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 6 : How to play “My heart will go on”

It is time to further practice your skills with harmonic notes, while playing several rhythmic values (like eighth and sixteenth notes)! This is a step by step guide on how to play "My heart will go on". Don't hesitate to take my advice and try to sign it along too!

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 7 : How to play “Game of Thrones” theme song

Are you ready for a challenge? In order to play "Game of Thrones" theme song, we are going to combine quavers / eighth notes, harmonics, sharpen / semitone raising and chords playing. This is a step by step lesson for a quite demanding but highly rewarding famous tune. 

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Lesson 8 : How to play “Star Wars” theme song

The meaning is not stop evolving, and "Star Wars" theme song is what we need to do exactly that! Triple notes, sharpen / raising semitone, quavers / eighth notes, sixteenth notes, and harmonics. Master this melody, and you are one step closer to consider yourself an advanced lyre player. 

Plus: Music sheet for a lyre.

Where do I go from here? A Quick Look to Course 303!

So, you have just finished course 302, and now, you feel the need to advance further with your lyre playing. Here is a quick video on what we will cover next in our Lyre Course 303!

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Who is your Instructor?

Lina Palera is a world-renowned lyre player and a charismatic teacher with more than a decade of experience in music schools and educational institutions in the United Kingdom, Greece and abroad, working with adults and children too. She travels a lot for live performances at museums, festivals, conferences and other venues. 

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