What is a bell lyre?
The bell lyre is a form of glockenspiel commonly used in marching bands. It is similar to a xylophone, although the xylophone's bars are made of wood and a bell lyre's notes are manufactured out of aluminium. It is played upright and has an extendable spike which is held on a strap. The player marches with the strap over his shoulder and plays the instrument upright with a beater.