The musical instruments of mesopotamia are: the harp, drums, reed pipe, lyre, flute. The people of babylon had instruments that are like pianos. People played the music for the royal court they used them for daily celebrations, weddings, and births into the royal family. Assyrians did not have an interest in music they only used art when they were home from the war. The sumarians thought music was very important because they found the instruments in their burial tombs Musician Mesopotamiaen.wikipedia.org
`1.)What musical instruments were used mesopotamia ?
Sumerians -Their musical instruments include the harp , reed pipe , drums , lyre , and the lute .
Babylon - they had instruments that were a little like pianos they had white keys .
Assyrians-they didn’t have very much interest in arts and music .
a.)Who played the music ?
people in the court of the royalty , dancers clapped clappers while the musical people played their instruments
2.)When was the music played / used ?
sumerians-They were used during daily celebrations , marriages , and births into the royal family for religious purposes .
babylon-They also use them for special days such as - births and marriages
assyrians- They were only interested in using art ( music ) for the celebration when they are back at home and not at war .
3.) How was the music related with religion / culture ?
Sumerians - music was important to them because they found the instruments at to burial tombs .they always washed their hands before they played their instruments they believed that this purify they instrument . a lot of their music was for their goddess Innana . they played the music at births , marriages , and other celebrations probably for religious purposes .
A.)Identify and describe your civilizations main religion (s) and how it affected society-
they had a native religion . the worshiped multiple gods . However a new religion was forming in mesopotamia it was called judaism . This was totally new to the people of mesopotamia because this new religion only worshiped one god but their old religion worshiped many gods . this might have affected them because of the choice . they were trying to decide which religion to choose . some of their friend might have told them to join judaism but other stick with their normal religion .
4.Write a short summary about the music of the civilization
The musical instruments in mesopotamia were harp , reed pipe , drums, lyre , and the lute . They all seem to be calmer instruments from what i learned i think the music must be nice relaxing music . They had dancers dance while they played the music kind of like a ballet but with live music and the dancers used clappers . The royal family got to celebrate the births to their families with music . I think that their music was important to them because it can help show their feelings about their history . Their instruments must have been really important because they washed their hands before play . They believe it purifies their instruments . They mostly only played at celebrations . Except for the assyrians they only played and celebrated when they were home from war . Before the judaism most of them worshiped more than one God . But then judaism and other religions came in and some people switched and decided to worship only one god . All in all the music history is really interesting . I never thought how important music was to cultures . please listen to my song .