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Sounds like a little harp

The lyre is an easy to play string instrument in diatonic or pentatonic scale. It sounds like a little harp with a tender and quiet sound.
The lyre is made of an oval frame. The bottom is a closed soundbox and the top is an open playing surface. You play it while holding it in your arm.

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Sound samples


Like most of our instruments the lyre is also suited for improvising and discovering your own melodies.

Just like the kalimba, it can be used to accompany stories.

  • Improvisation

  • Sound meditation

  • Music therapy

  • early musical education

  • Musical instrument for storytellers


Lyre, top view - Manufactory Meerklang
Lyre, top view
Sound box and play level - Manufactory Meerklang
Sound box and play level
Sounds like a little harp: the lyre - Manufactory Meerklang
Sounds like a little harp: the lyre


Length Width Height Tuning Number of strings
43 cm 21 cm 4 cm C diatonisch/A pentatonisch 9


  • Tuning wrench

Sound sample

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