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Ancient Viking Age Music Recreated – This Is What It Sounds Like

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Ancient Egyptian music notation From a set of 6 parchments described by German musicologist Hans Hickmann in his 1956 book Musicologie Pharaonique, or Music under the Pharaohs, as dating from the 5th to 7th centuries C.E. Colors are presumed to indicate pitch and size to indicate duration. Writings on the parchment are in Coptic with indications like “Spiritual Harmony” and “Holy Hymn Singer”.

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from Making Multicultural Music

The Sistrum – An Instrument That Dates Back To Ancient Egypt

The Sistrum – An Instrument That Dates Back To Ancient Egypt | Making Multicultural Music

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The Oud, a central instrument of Arabic music,  is a stringed instrument with an ancient history. It probably originated over 3,500 year ago in   Persia, where it was called a Barbat (oud).

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