2018-08-02

Amazing that this is possible – recovery of ancient music

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by Neil Godfrey

H/T The Conversation via Ancient Origins

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2 Comments

  • Samuel
    2018-08-02 20:21:33 UTC - 20:21 | Permalink

    It’s amazing to hear the same tunes Thucydides might have listened to. I’m glad I live in 2018 though. Every man to his taste.

  • Gene
    2018-08-03 00:39:14 UTC - 00:39 | Permalink

    Thank you. That was enjoyable to watch.

    I hadn’t thought of this before but we also have words that are only meant to be sung.

    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Neil.
    Happy Birthday to you.

    And my favorite:

    Every party has a pooper
    That’s why we invited you.
    Party pooper.
    That’s you.

    I was reminded of Bobby McFerrin’s demonstration of our innate pentatonic scale.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

    I wondered if this was found in Ancient Greece. It turns out there is evidence for it a thousand years before Pythagoras.

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