\nA note from 2012 \u2013 reposted\nWe have all heard of Do Re Mi as the format for musical notation. It is a language in which we express music.\nAnother language of musical notation \u201cSa Re Ga Ma\u201d\u00a0 is used in Hindustani Classical music to convert sounds / tones into text.\nAnd here is one more ancient notation :\nMongolian Sutra notation : \nFrom these antique folios it appears that the highs and lows might be easily interpreted visually, as also the longer bars and shorter bars.\nSince text is present only in a few sections of the text, these might be explanatory notes rather than the lyrics that are to be sung out. Maybe this is just a wordless melody to which lyrics could be attached.\nWe only need a single cipher! Perhaps musicians can already read this\u2026.\nA reference chart that shows the evolution of the script after the Mongols adopted the Uighur script around the 12th century. The red text on these manuscript leaves use some of these characters.\n\nThe music manuscripts have now been framed and the paper is now protected from deterioration.\nLooking at diversity in the art of the different worlds I cannot help feeling overwhelmed! The feeling is the same that I get when I look out at the stars ..wondering about the difference in magnitudes and the insignificance of our lives.\njm\nDec 2012\nThe post Ancient Mongolian Buddhist Script for Musical Sutras appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.