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MASTERCLASS M04 | Master your lyre

Master the Tremolo

Ready to elevate your lyre playing to the next level by exploring and discovering the secrets of a technique so famous among classical guitarists? In this Lyre Masterclass, specially designed for the few advanced lyre players out there, we will explore the tremolo technique through fun and challenging exercises while adding many advanced music pieces to our repertoire, ideal for astonishing our audience. 

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, the tremolo technique.
  • Add challenging exercises in your daily practice routine.
  • Masterfully combine a melody with tremolo.
  • Masterfully combine fingerstyle playing with tremolo.
  • Masterfully combine harmonics with tremolo.
  • Masterfully combine regular and muting chords with tremolo.
  • Masterfully combine the plectrum with tremolo.
  • Add very advanced and impressive melodies to your lyre repertoire.
  • Elevate your lyre playing to the next level using the tremolo 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 : Introduction to Tremolo

What is precisely the tremolo technique? In what other musical instruments is mainly used? Why and how can we cleverly adapt this technique in our lyre playing?

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 2 : From Classical Guitar to the Ancient Lyre

In this lesson, we will see how we can adapt the tremolo technique, specifically the one used by classical guitarists, to our lyre playing. We will explore some of its secrets and practice together using specially-designed exercises.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 3 : Adding Tremolo to your Daily Routine

"Practice is everything," Periander, one of the seven Sages of ancient Greece, once said. And this is true, especially for the lyre. Let's see together three very effective and fun exercises to add to your daily routine to maximize your results.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 4 : Tremolo & Melody on the Lyre

Let's find out how we can implement tremolo to our melodies by practicing with advanced exercises specially designed to help you master this skill.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 5 : Your 1st Tremolo Melody; "Sweet and Sour"

Ready to implement what we have learned so far into one piece of music? We are going to learn together, step by step, a composition for an ancient lyre, specially designed for using and practicing the tremolo technique.

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 6 : Tremolo & Fingerstyle Playing; the Spanish Way

It is time to learn how to play a famous traditional song from Spain, titled "Malaguena," using both fingerstyle and tremolo techniques.

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 7 : Combining Tremolo with Harmonics

All you need to know to effectively combine tremolo with harmonics! In this lesson, we will learn how these two advanced techniques can be combined and (more importantly) when it makes sense to combine them.

Plus: Practical tips, and lyre exercises

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Lesson 8 : Combining Tremolo with Chords

It is time to learn how to combine the tremolo technique with regular chords on your ancient lyre by learning an original composition titled "New Era."

Plus: Sheet music for a lyre

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Lesson 9 : Learn to Play "Tradition"

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Lesson 10 : Combining Tremolo with a Plectrum

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Lesson 11 : Tremolo & Hroes

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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 M04 and want to further advance your lyre playing? Take a quick look on our next masterclass, focusing on the challenging sharp-pressing 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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