"we are going to take lyre lessons apparently," Skye reported, glancing down at the daily planner. "Liar lessons? I don't think I need lessons in that." I told the group, watching only Skye's face crinkle into a smile. The rest stared at me blankly and then down at my book as if they wondered if I could read. "It's a joke," the Merida look alike spoke, rolling her eyes. They were the only two I could stand.
English cittern, circa 1600. A stringed instrument dating from the Renaissance, descended from the Medieval citole, or citole. Its flat-back design was simpler and cheaper to construct than the lute. It was also easier to play, smaller, less delicate and more portable. Played by all classes, the cittern was a premier instrument of casual music making much as is the guitar today.