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MASTERCLASS M03 | Master your lyre

Master the Harmonics

Ready to become one of the very few lyre players out there who mastered the harmonics technique? In this Lyre Masterclass, specially designed for advanced lyre players, we will go through all the secrets you need to know to produce crystal-clear notes using harmonics. It is time to explore together what was reserved in the past only for the top-class lyre players.

This course is for competent lyre players who have preferably (but not obligatory) completed the Advanced Semester of the LyreAcademy. What's more, it is for lyres of any type with at least 7 strings.*

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

  • Implement to your lyre playing the harmonics, a very advanced technique.
  • Understand the advanced theory behind harmonics.
  • Play all the ancient modes using only harmonics.
  • Learn all the basic hand positions.
  • Play harmonics using only the left hand.
  • Add challenging exercises in your daily practice routine.
  • Masterfully combine fingerstyle playing with harmonics.
  • Masterfully combine hroes with harmonics.
  • Masterfully combine regular and muting chords with harmonics.
  • Add very advanced and impressive melodies to your lyre repertoire.
  • Elevate your lyre playing to the next level using the harmonics technique.
* Do you own a lyre with more strings? The course can be done by students with lyres with more than 7 strings. A simple and step-by-step video is available to prepare your lyre for the courses!
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Lesson 1 : What are Harmonics?

Let's see which theory this outstanding technique is based on, along with all the secrets you need to know to produce crystal-clear notes using harmonics. Ready to explore what was reserved in the past only for the top-class lyre players?

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 2 : Learn Harmonics, Hand Position #1

It is time to practice with our first specialized exercises, unlocking the harmonics technique and mastering the first of the basic hand positions.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 3 : Learn Harmonics, Hand Position #2 & #3

Let's explore further the harmonics technique by focusing on the rest of the basic hand positions. Where are these positions, what note they produce, and how to implement them in our playing?

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 4 : Learn a Melody using only Harmonics

Time to combine everything you have learned in theory and practiced so far by playing a music piece using only harmonics. We will learn, step by step, an original composition titled "Euripides."

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 5 : Harmonics with the Left Hand

Ready to add your left hand to your harmonics technique? Why is this important, and how can you grasp this skill? A series of specialized exercises to help you master harmonics with your left hand.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 6 : Learn to Play "Behind the Clouds"

It is time to learn a challenging melody that requires you to play harmonics with both hands. We will play together, step by step, a composition specially written for this skill and titled "Behind the Clouds."

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 7 : Harmonics and Ancient Greek Modes

Is it possible to play all the ancient Greek modes using only harmonics? Let's explore together how we can accomplish that and how to practice making this skill part of our everyday lyre playing.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 8 : Harmonics & Fingerstyle Playing

Time to move to the next level by combining these two playing techniques in one piece of music; an original composition called "On the Edge."

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 9 : Harmonics & Hroes

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Lesson 10 : Harmonics & Chords; Learn to Play "Vero"

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Lesson 11 : Harmonics & Muting Chords

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Lesson 12 : Masterclass Finale

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Where do I go from here?

So, you have just finished the masterclass M03 and want to further advance your lyre playing? Take a quick look on our next masterclass, focusing on the impressive "tremolo" technique!

Enroll in this Course

Start your lyre study today!

Enroll and get...

  • Full access to the masterclass for just $199.
  • Immediate access to all 12 lessons.
  • Including access for 3 months.
  • Exclusive access to our Private Students' Group, where you can ask anything and get personalised feedback from your instructor.
  • Crystal clear sound.
  • Fast loading 4K videos.
  • Lesson handouts with extras.
  • Sheet music 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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