Star Trek Blueprints: Vulcan Harp (Lyre) Construction Plans
Illustrator: Perry Wright
Summary: AN UNUSUALLY HARMONIOUS AND MELODIC ACCOMPANIMENT OR SOLO INSTRUMENT WHOSE ORIGIN IS LOST IN VULCAN ANTIQUITY. IT COMBINES THE TONAL QUALITIES OF A HARP, LUTE, SITAR, AND TO SOME EXTENT, VIOLIN.
THE MOST FAMOUS MODELS HERE MADE BY SARPEK SOME 5 VULCAN CENTURIES AGO OF WJHICH SOME 300 ARE KNOWN TO STILL BE IN EXISTENCE. OTHER FAMOUS MODELS WERE MADE BY SAJEK OF VULCAN AND SEPAR OF TRILIAN.
THE TONAL PATTERN IS MODAL DIATONIC RATHER THAN CHROMATIC AND REQUIRES A HIGH DEGREE OF SKILL TO PERFORM IN THIS REGISTRATION.
WHILE A SKILLED PERFORMER MANIPULATES THE STRINGS WITH THE FINGERS OF THE RIGHT HAND, A PLECTRUM (PICK) MAY ALSO BE USED.
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