Tuned in the pentatonic scale, the Meadow Lyre provides an ethereal tone with a delicate volume and a rich resonance. Beginners cradle the lyre in the left arm and strum it with the right hand. As the player progresses they learn to pluck individual strings with both hands as they accompany the music with recitation or singing. The graceful sculpted form encourages the player to position the lyre so that they may either sit comfortably or walk and play. The Meadow Lyre is a professionally engineered instrument, 21 in. long and 9 in. wide, crafted from one solid piece of cherry wood. Included with the lyre are an extra set of strings, a felt accessory bag. a tuning wrench and an instruction and care booklet. Made in the U.S.A.