INTERMEDIATE Level | Lyre 200

Music Theory on a Lyre: Learn in a effective & smile-inducing way

Learn all you need to know before heading to intermediate and advanced courses available at LyreAcademy. In these core lessons we are going to learn the notes on the music stave and how to read them, the rhythmic notation on a music stave, how to play and read several basic rhythms, how to read rests on the music stave, how to apply them on our lyre playing, what are the tones, semitones and diatonic scales, along with all the intervals and their categories. 

* This course is for lyre or kithara 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 the beginner core lessons also available at LyreAcademy.

* Do you own a lyre with more strings? The course can be done by students with a lyre or a kithara with 7 or more strings. Simple and step-by-step videos are available to prepare your lyre for the courses (including tuning).


Lesson 1 : Learn the notes on the music stave

It's time to learn a new language, the language of music! Every lyre player will benefit from learning the music stave, the music's global alphabet in a sense. In this lesson we are going to learn how to read the notes on the music stave.

Plus: Exercise for a lyre player


Lesson 2 : Learn the notes under and above the music stave

Let's move one step further, by learning in this lesson how to read the notes above and under the music stave. 

Plus: Exercise for a lyre player


Lesson 3 : Learn how to play several basic rhythms

How can I enrich a music stave with rhythm notation? A step by step guide on how to read and write a rhythm on the music stave. 

Plus: Exercise for a lyre player


Lesson 4 : Learn what are the rests on the music stave

And what if a written melody needs a small "break"? Learn how to read and write rests on the music stave, and what kind of rests do we use for every rhythmic value.

Plus: Supplementary material


Lesson 5 : What are the tones, semitones & scales?

Learn how to read a tone and a semitone in a music scale, and what are their meanings in our lyre playing. 

Plus: Supplementary material


Lesson 6 : Learn the sharps and flats

Sharps and flats are amazing musical "tools" for creating expressive music with a variety of notes. In this lesson you will learn what they actually are and how you can use them in your lyre playing!

Plus: Sharps and flats exercise for lyre players


Lesson 7 : What are the intervals? (part 1)

Let's go down to the roots of the music: the intervals! We will learn the first intervals and we will practice them through exercises for lyre players! 

Plus: Intervals exercise for lyre players


Lesson 8 : What are the intervals (part 2)

Let's move on by learning the rest of the intervals (to complete an octave), and practice them with further exercises for lyre players!

Plus: Intervals exercise for lyre players


Where do I go from here? A Quick Look to Course 201!

So, you have just finished course 200, 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 201!

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  • Lesson notes with extras.
  • Music scores for lyres.
  • $29/month if you want to extend your access.

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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