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Sunday, July 2, 2017

A Sumerian (Music) Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago



But there are songs that are older than most civilizations.
While standardized music theory is only a few centuries old, humans have been making music since as long as they have been communicating with each other.While standardized music theory is only a few centuries old, humans have been making music since as long as they have been communicating with each other.
Harmonies and certain diatonic scales can be traced back as far as the Ancient Grecian civilization and recent archaeological evidence can tell us what these ancient songs sounded like.
In discovering that “the 7-note diatonic scale as well as harmony existed 3,400 years ago” (Archeologia Musicalis, 1988) it can be said the evidence “flies in the face of most musicologist’s views that ancient harmony was virtually non-existent (or even impossible) and the scale only about as old as the Ancient Greeks.” says Richard Fink.
The songs were likely plucked and strummed on instruments similar to the lyre some 3,000 years ago.
To hear the recording of this ancient piece of music, watch the video below.
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