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· dKo journal

A 30,000-year-old instrument is uncovered in southern Germany:

His early experimentation suggests that the old flute would have allowed a relatively sophisticated level of musical variation. “The tones are quite harmonic,” he says. They don’t seem to follow a diatonic scale, he notes, but rather the rules of the pentatonic scale that predominates in Asia.

Here’s a melody that the flute would have been capable of playing.