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An overview of the Egyptian Musical Heritage

The music of Ancient Egypt was remarkably advanced. Their skills, instruments, and musical system influenced the entire known world at that time…and even after the Pharaonic Era. You can learn more from an article on this website, which was taken from our book on the subject. You’re invited to leave a topic or post.

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The Archetypal Cosmic Musical System – Harmony of The Spheres

The intimate relationship between astronomy and music is the most important fundamental in the Egyptian thinking. This intimacy is manifested in all aspects of the Egyptian system. You can learn more about these relationships in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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Energizing the Diatonic Week

The present silent majority of the Egyptian people (Baladi) correlate specific activities of their daily life to certain days of the week. Musical intervals were used to represent these days. You can learn more about these relationships in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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The Cycle of Fifths And The Egyptian Musical Measuring Unit

The Ancient Egyptians counted “by fives”, and the strongest and most natural progression from one harmony to another is the result of such development. You can learn more about these relationships in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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The All-Encompassing Capacities of Ancient Egyptian Harps

The numerous variety of the Ancient Egyptian harps reveals the wealth of their music-producing capabilities. You can learn more about these capabilities in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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The Musical Orchestras

A variety of instruments were utilized by the Ancient Egyptians to provide a complete system/range of musical sounds in orchestral arrangements, along with voices. You can learn more about these orchestrations in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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The Rhythmic Timing

Practically all rhythmic organization was based on one of two general schemes: the binary—strong, alternating with a weak beat, or ternary—strong, followed by two weak beats. You can learn more about these schemes in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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The Comprehensive Egyptian Tonal [Musical] Writing System

For the Ancient Egyptians, music and language are two sides of the same coin. You can learn more about these relationships in our article on this subject...and even more in our book, The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System – Theory and Practice.

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