MASTERCLASS M02 | Master your lyre

Master the Hroes

Have you ever heard about "hroes," a phenomenal, to say the least, technique? In a nutshell, if harmonics can add three more notes in a single string, then "hroes" can add up to eleven! Eleven, you got it right! Eleven notes in a single string! Can you imagine what you can do with such a music range on your lyre?

This is a Lyre Masterclass, for the very few willing to take their lyre playing to the next level, we are going to unlock the secrets for producing crystal-clear notes using "hroes." From theory to dozens of challenging exercises, specially designed for "hroes" on the lyre, to very demanding pieces of music that will blow your audience's mind!

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 a very advanced technique called "hroes."
  • Understand the advanced theory behind "hroes."
  • Play all the major scales using only "hroes."
  • Play all the ancient modes using only "hroes."
  • Add challenging exercises in your daily practice routine.
  • Masterfully combine fingerstyle playing with "hroes."
  • Masterfully combine harmonics with "hroes."
  • Masterfully combine chords with "hroes."
  • Play "hroes" using only one hand. 
  • Add very advanced and impressive melodies to your lyre repertoire.
  • Elevate your lyre playing to the next level using the "hroes" 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!

Lesson 1 : What are Hroes? The Theory Behind

Let's see which theory this phenomenal technique is based on, along with all the secrets you need to know to produce a crystal-clear note using hroes. Ready to explore something unique, reserved in the past only for the top-class lyre players worldwide?


Lesson 2 : From Theory to Practice

It is time for your first exercises on the hroes technique. These might be challenging, but they will definitely lead you, step by step, to unlocking that amazing skill.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 3 : Major Scales using Hroes

Did you know that it is possible to play all the major scales on your lyre without changing even slightly your tuning? Hroes is the ultimate answer, and we will explore this very feature in this lesson.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 4 : Fingerstyle Playing with Hroes

Putting theory aside, it is time for in-depth practicing with a series of advanced exercises combining fingerstyle playing and hroes technique.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 5 : Learn your 1st Hroes Melody

Let's implement everything you learned so far in one piece of music. We will learn, step by step, a melody that uses a lot of hroes; a song called "Balance."

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 6 : Combining Hroes with Harmonics

Two highly advanced lyre playing techniques, harmonics, and hroes, combined in a series of challenging exercises that will take you to the next level.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 7 : Learn to Play an Advanced Melody

Let's implement what we have just learned into one piece of music titled "Veil." We will learn together, step by step, an advanced melody specially composed for combining hroes with harmonics.

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre


Lesson 8 : Hroes using one Hand?

How is this possible? What does it take to learn this skill in-depth enough to implement it in our everyday lyre playing? Let's explore this unique skill through a series of inspiring exercises.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises


Lesson 9 : Chords & Hroes; Learn to Play "Earthbound"


Lesson 10 : Ancient Greek Modes using Hroes


Lesson 11 : Play a Melody using only Hroes


Lesson 12 : Masterclass Finale


Where do I go from here?

So, you have just finished the masterclass M02 and want to further advance your lyre playing? Take a quick look on our next masterclass, focusing on the impressive "harmonics" 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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