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Do we have any music notes or tunes attributed to him?

On the same note, do we have any music or songs attributed to biblical times? If not, why is that?

EDIT: do we know any tunes or songs even without notation?

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    I don't think that notation (Hah!) was invented then. – Shmuel Brin May 30 '17 at 19:10
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    @ShmuelBrin It wasn't??? What about trope - aka ta'amei hamikra? – DanF May 30 '17 at 20:13
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    @larry909 - chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/2981847/jewish/… – ezra May 30 '17 at 20:46
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    @Daniel It did exist, but most likely was not written in the form that we have it now. That fact, however, would not detract from the concept that David might have placed the trope there already, and that all of his Tehillim were sung using the trope. If that's true, than what we have now is the original version of his songs. – DanF Jun 2 '17 at 20:51
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    Josephus (Antiq., Book 7, ch. 12:3) writes: "And now David being freed from wars... composed songs and hymns to God of several sorts of metre; some of those which he made were trimeters, and some were pentameters. He also made instruments of music, and taught the Levites to sing hymns to God, both on that called the sabbath day, and on other festivals." – Oliver Jul 3 '18 at 2:40

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