Advanced Level | Lyre 303

Advanced Lyre Playing

Master several advanced techniques such as harmonics, eighth and sixteenth notes, arpeggios, and fast-tempo playing while learning well-known melodies such as "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by W. A. Mozart, "The Last of the Mohicans", "O Pastor" by Madredeus, and "Take my breath away" by Berlin. As a bonus, you are going to introduce yourself to polyphonic playing on a lyre!

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

    • Play harmonics with the left hand.
    • Practice eighth and sixteenth notes.
    • Practice arpeggios.
    • Play the famous melody "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by W. A. Mozart.
    • Play two original ancient greek melodies.
    • Play the famous song "Take my breath away" by Berlin.
    • Play the well-known song "O Pastor" by Madredeus.
    • Play the "The last of the Mohicans" theme song.
    • Practice fast-tempo playing.
    • Practice polyphonic playing.

    * 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) availabel also 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 : Polyphonic playing on an ancient melody

    Learn how to play an advanced arrangement of an ancient melody (called "Dodekasimos"), and grasp the opportunity to get in touch with polyphonic playing on a lyre!

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre


    Lesson 2 : Transform a basic ancient melody into a tune for advanced lyre players

    Did you know that you can transform any ancient melody into a tune for advanced lyre players? What you need is a deep understanding of different playing techniques, along with your endless creativity! Learn how to enrich an original ancient melody by applying eighth and sixteenth notes to your playing.

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre


    Lesson 3 : Warm up with Mozart

    Let's warm up with two hands playing, harmonics and sixteenth notes while learning how to play a classic music piece called "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" by W. A. Motzart. 

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre


    Lesson 4 : Learn how to play "O Pastor"

    We are going to focus on a quite demanding song by Madredeus with three distinct parts (intro, part a and part b), giving us the opportunity to experiment with a series of advanced lyre playing techniques: harmonics, eighth and sixteenth notes, various fingerings etc.

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre


    Lesson 5 : Master your arpeggios playing

    Master your arpeggios technique, while learning how to play (step by step) the famous song "Take my breath away" by Berlin! This is a great chance to practice your signing too while playing the lyre.

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre


    Lesson 6 : Speed up and master your harmonics skills

    In order to learn "The Last of the Mohicans," you will have to practice playing harmonics at a fast tempo, along with mastering your arpeggios fingerstyle! This is a step-by-step lesson on how to achieve all the above and rightfully win the self-confidence of an advanced lyre player.

    Plus: Music sheet on a lyre

    Enroll in this Course

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    Enroll and get...

    • Full access for 3 months for just $99.
    • Crystal clear sound.
    • Fast loading HD videos for each lesson.
    • 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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