Monday, December 15, 2008


Apparently Egyptians could rock out, no not the awesome shredding of an electric guitar :-( but a harp, flute, wind pipe, many different wind instruments, or maybe an aulos. Yeah what the heck is an aulos is probably what you're thinking, that's what I thought to but it is an, a double pipe played with a double reed. It wasn't easy to become an artisan music player. No, you had to go through many years of what was probably boring and tiring exercise to work the musical muscles. It was worth it though to become a master musician, for you were highly honered among your community. They also sang, about gods, life, pharaohs, and working. They also had dancing, but strangely men and women never danced together at social gatherings.

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