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Clamp-On Flute Lyre    05:01 on Sunday, July 22, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

WNeufrau
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hi.

I play in a marching band and we always have problems with classical flute lyres (ones that you fasten with a strap onto your forearm). Last week I googled a bit on flute lyres and found this:
http://www.amazon.com/APM-Clamp-On-Flute-Lyre/dp/B000EEHFP0

Does anyone has any experience with such flute lyres? Are they ok? Are they too heavy?

Thank you for your answers

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Re: Clamp-On Flute Lyre    12:06 on Sunday, September 23, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Bilbo
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I've not liked any flute lyres so far but the popular one around here clamps onto the arm. This sort would make it difficult to properly hold the flute and finger the notes. It would be my advice to memorize your music. Doing that may seem difficult at first but it gets easier with time and it's good for your brain.

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Re: Clamp-On Flute Lyre    17:08 on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

Tonehole
(48 points)

I have one, which I do like.

The best ones have a short arm and a large clamp. You need one with a wide strap - maybe leather is better since it doesn't twist and rotate. Mine is quite old but it works very well.

Something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wrist-Lyre-For-Flute-/230847628743?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bf9745c7

I don't know the seller or this actual item btw.

You may need to use screw sealant to lock the music clamp at an angle for reading it parallel to the head tilt posture during playing. You have to photocopy music onto a card, no bigger than A5 for it to fit without being overloaded. This is not a problem, since the holder angles and can be twisted and locked in position, so you just hold your flute as usual and the music will be 20cm from your viewing distance.

Avoid the one in your link - the arm is just too long and unstable.

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Re: Clamp-On Flute Lyre    12:21 on Saturday, October 06, 2012 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

WNeufrau
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Thank you for your advice

   

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