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Oldest Known Musical Notation from Mesopotamia
Although no lutes are preserved from the Old Babylonian period in Mesopotamia, this tablet records a notation system for the four-stringed lute. The notation records two ascending heptatonic scales (i.e., a scale with 7 pitches per octave, like the major scale) to be played on the lute, and tablet has headings labelled “intonation” and “incantation”. Aside from being the oldest known record of musical notation, the tablet attests to the use of frets whose tones were purposefully calculated and to the presence of a musical curriculum in education. (Source)
Old Babylonian, c. 2000-1600 BCE.
Schoyen Collection, MS 5105.

massarrah:

Oldest Known Musical Notation from Mesopotamia

Although no lutes are preserved from the Old Babylonian period in Mesopotamia, this tablet records a notation system for the four-stringed lute. The notation records two ascending heptatonic scales (i.e., a scale with 7 pitches per octave, like the major scale) to be played on the lute, and tablet has headings labelled “intonation” and “incantation”. Aside from being the oldest known record of musical notation, the tablet attests to the use of frets whose tones were purposefully calculated and to the presence of a musical curriculum in education. (Source)

Old Babylonian, c. 2000-1600 BCE.

Schoyen Collection, MS 5105.

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The Prisma Visions Tarot is coming..Pre-orders begin in October!


Hellloooo Tarot enthusiasts! Wow, I’m already floored by the support this deck has gotten in it’s baby stages. Thank you all so much for your encouragement, it has fueled me to keep pressing on late at night and through this unbearable heat.

 I’ve thought a lot about how to approach the production of the Prisma Visions tarot, and as quality is really important to me, and printing a tarot deck is extremely costly, I’ve come to the conclusion that another Kickstarter is in order. This is really good news for you, because not only do you get to PREORDER the deck in the next few weeks, but you’re also going to have the chance to get it at a discount. Not only that, but there’s going to be some sweet rewards and incentives for becoming a backer, much like this limited edition art print above.

So start spreading the word about the Prisma Visions deck! Make sure you’re signed up for the mailing list, there you will get the first word on when the campaign will launch!

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