Stephen Law posted this link from Far Out Magazine on Facebook, and though I don’t know if this is really the oldest song in the world, it’s probably the oldest one that has been worked on sufficiently that we can hear what it sounds like. Click on the link to go to the article, but I’ve posted the salient parts below as well as the song itself, which is on YouTube. And it is a nice song.
Here’s the skinny from the magazine, but the technical stuff—especially how they matched the particular notes with modern notes—is above my pay grade. I’d appreciate readers’ explanations below. Read this brief bit and then listen to the song [UPDATE: I’ve just discovered that there are extensive notes on the YouTube site that gives some information, but I haven’t read them.]
In what is thought to be the oldest song ever created…
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