A=432Hz Tuning Fork
Seven tone Pentatonic lyre d’-e’-g’-a’-h’-d’’-e’’
A basic pentatonic lyre for introduction of music to the child. For use at home, in the kindergarten by musical games and storytelling and much more.
While this model has an opening in the area where you play the strings, it is possible to use both hands simultaneously. To do this you put the lyre in an upright position on your lap resting on the left hand wrist, you can let it slide down slightly between your thighs to have a firmer grip. The two handed playing challenges and stimulates the motoric skills and balance.
Includes a tuning wrench and an instruction sheet that contains more tips and tricks regarding how to use your instrument.
THE PENTATONICAL SCALE
The Art Make Sense lyre is a seven stringed instrument tuned in a pentatonic scale. This scale spans over five whole tone steps and is built up by an open fifth tuning. The special thing about the pentatonic scale is that whatever you do with it, it will always sound good. You can let the fingers stroll up and down the strings in any combination of tones and it gives you little sweet melodies all the time. A light, almost heavenly scale that allows you to create music freely without the frustrating struggle with wrong notes or inharmonious sound. The experience of the five tone scale is fundamental in all music. You can find it in new and ancient folk music, classical pieces as well as in popular music. Children all over the world, spontaneously sings it in various ways. For this reason it is the adult's obvious companion in the work with children. From infancy up to the third grade, this scale meets the child's inner need.
This instrument is meant to be a simple but powerful tool, with which, through games, playing together and listening, the child can learn music in its fullest meaning. The aim has been to create a lyre with a clear and light-filled sound, carried by the material's own tone quality. To achieve this, the strings are brought into balance with the static resistance of the shaped wood, which is needed so that the whole body of the lyre will be penetrated and resound with the tone's movement. In this living process, the "voice" of the instrument has its origin. ‘The Art Make Sense lyre is made out of maple wood.