Archive for April, 2016

Music that hasn’t been heard for 1,000 years has been reconstructed from a Medieval musical notation technique lost for centuries.

April 27, 2016

In the Middle Ages, musical notation was a little different to what we have now. In fact, staved notation — notes written on a staff, or set of horizontal, parallel lines — wasn’t introduced until around the 11th century. Prior to then, the notation, or neumes, was written in a sort of code that sketched out the outline of the music, but relied heavily on aural tradition and prior familiarity with the system.

Source: C|Net