Genshin Impact Lyre Song notes – how to play songs

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Have you ever wanted to jam out some beats in Genshin Impact? Using the Vintage Lyre or the Windsong Lyre, you can play almost any song you please.

You can equip the lyre as a gadget and play it whenever you like. If you’ve played for a while, you might have the Windsong Lyre from an old event. If you missed it, the Vintage Lyre is gained as part of a questline in Sumeru.

People have been getting creative, and it’s a beautiful thing to see. For more Genshin, read our pages covering Genshin Impact codes and where to find Naku Weed. See our list of the best Genshin Impact lyre song notes.

Genshin Impact Lyre song notes - The Vintage Lyre
The Vintage Lyre in Genshin Impact (Image by VideoGamer)

How to use the Vintage and Windsong Lyre in Genshin Impact

To use the lyre, you need to get one first. If you played the 1.4 event, Invitation of Windblume, you will have the Windsong Lyre from that. Otherwise, you will need the Vintage Lyre that you get from the Aranyaka quesline in Sumeru. Once you have either lyre, you can equip it as a Gadget in your inventory and start playing.

Whether you want to create your own melodies or play your favourite song, the lyre in Genshin has a fairly robust system to it, letting you bash out the likes of Never Gonna Give You Up, My Heart Will Go On, I Want It That Way, Megalovania, Country Roads, and so much more.

If you’re playing on PC you can use either the keyboard or the mouse to play notes. On the keyboard, the top row of notes (treble clef) is mapped to the letters Q to U, the middle row (alto clef) from A to J, and the bottom row (bass clef) from Z to M.

Genshin Impact Lyre song notes
Xiao playing the Vintage Lyre in Genshin Impact (Image by VideoGamer)

Those using a controller or on the PlayStation will see the notes from ‘do’ to ‘ti’ mapped to the d-pad and Square, Triangle, and Circle. If you hold down L1, you can lower the tone while R1 raises it.

Best Genshin Impact Lyre songs

Now you’ve got the lyre equipped, you can start jamming out to an original song, or you can perform a rendition of your favourite tracks. You don’t have to look far on YouTube to see many people sharing their performances, and they are something special.

Below you’ll find a way to play certain songs. We’re using the PC’s keyboard and mouse to give instructions, as this is how they’ve been performed in the videos.

Zelda’s Lullaby by BlackShadow

  • M S N B N M S N
  • M S H G S A M N
  • M S N B N M S N
  • M S H G W
  • W Q J Q J Q
  • Q J H J H D
  • W Q J Q G Q T
  • M S N B N M S N
  • M S N B N M S N

Dawn Winery Theme by dubusaeyo

  • D H E E W Q W J G
  • H J Q Q Q J H J G D
  • D H E E W Q W J G
  • H J Q J H J H G H
  • H J Q F W Q J Q W G
  • J Q W G E J W Q J Q
  • H J Q F W Q J Q W Q
  • J Q W G E J W Q

Never Gonna Give You Up by Its Hatsu!

  • G H Q H E E W
  • G H Q H W W Q J H
  • G H Q H QH W J H G G W Q
  • G H Q H E E W
  • G H Q H T J Q J H
  • G H Q H QH W J H G G W Q

Gangnam Style by Genshin Impact Music

Thankfully, the list goes on and on. People are really getting creative with the lyre in Genshin Impact, and it’s similar to how people make beautiful songs in Final Fantasy 14 with its instrument system.

That’s it for Genshin Impact Lyre song notes. For more, read our guides covering how to get the Sword of Narzissenkreuz and how to claim daily check-in rewards.

Genshin Impact lyre song notes FAQs

How do I get the Windsong Lyre?

The Windsong Lyre was only available as a reward from a limited-time event during Genshin Impact 1.4. There is no other way to obtain it.

How do I get the Vintage Lyre?

Everyone can get the Vintage Lyre, so long as you start and complete the entire Aranara World Quest series in Sumeru. You get the Vintage Lyre during this quest.

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Jack Webb

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Genshin Impact

  • Release Date: September 28, 2020
  • Platform(s): Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5
  • Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Massively Multiplayer Online, RPG