Making Lyres with the Titans

In Ancient Greece, the lyre was a popular and well-known instrument.  Over the course of two music classes, the Titans class were enthusiastic to make their own lyre!  With today’s popular music as our work music, we set out on our journey to turn a cardboard box into a lyre.  This is our supply list: shoebox, brads, rubber bands, scissors, pencil, cup for a circle, and an empty paper towel roll.








Here are some things we learned in our lyre workshop:
-Find a shoebox with thinner cardboard.  If the shoebox is made of thick cardboard, use scissors to help make a hole to put in a brad.
– It is easier to make the top of the lyre on the lid portion of a shoebox.
– Rubber bands of different length makes different sounds.  Cut the rubber band into several lengths to ensure a variety of tones on the lyre.
– Make sure there are the same number of brads on both sides of the shoebox!

About Hilary Yip

Music Therapy. Martial Arts. Rowing/Coxswain. Creative Movement.
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2 Responses to Making Lyres with the Titans

  1. Ranika says:

    This was so helpful for my Ancient Greek visual project


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