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Related: What were Chazal referring to when they said there were 7 notes in a musical octave?

There is a well known Medrash (anyone help with the source?) [I think on the Posuk 'Lamnatzeich Al HaShminis - A Sing on the Eight Note Instrument'] that when Moshiach comes the octave will be made up of eight notes instead of seven!

Can anyone point to a source where I can find out if this a new note which is not yet possible to reach or if the scale will just be divided differently into 8 instead of into 7 but will essentially remain the same octave?

Where can I learn more about this new note?

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How is this different from – Monica Cellio Oct 4 '12 at 13:10
@MonicaCellio Very simple. One is asking what are these 7 notes based on. This question is asking what is the long term plan of the eighth note regardless of how to understand the seven at the moment. Is it a note that we cant fathom, or is it a new way of dividing up the octave! – Yehuda Oct 4 '12 at 13:36
@yehuda, I think you did a good job in making these distinct questions. It would probably be nice to include explicit cross-references within the questions, since they're so closely linked. – Isaac Moses Oct 4 '12 at 14:15
@IsaacMoses have done, thanks! – Yehuda Oct 4 '12 at 15:24
you don't think this is just homiletic? – Charles Koppelman Oct 27 '14 at 19:06

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