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A full HD spontaneous improvisation, for a magnificent modern recreation of an ancient Greek lyre sensation!
The lyre, handmade in modern Greece, is the Luthieros “Lyre of Thamyris”:
According to Greek mythology, Thamyris was so proud of his skill that he boasted he could challenge the Muses. But when he competed against them, he lost and as a punishment for his arrogance, the muses blinded him. The story demonstrates that poetic inspiration, a gift of the gods, can be also taken away by the gods.
According to Pliny the Elder, Thamyris was the one who invented the Dorian mode – this improvisation is therefore in the original ancient Greek Dorian Mode (the equivalent intervals as E-E on the white notes of the piano; this was misnamed the ‘Phrygian’ mode in the Middle Ages)
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