Q: What sort of fish is the most musicalfish?
A: A piano tuna!
(Learnt this when I was 8 from my Year 3 teacher and I thought it was lame even then. It is a free Dad joke for anyone adding to their repertoire that makes everyone groan.)
I’ve been dabbling around on an old piano I found for a steal on Gumtree, which is like Craigslist (I think) or TradeMe but for Australians. It is noticeably out of tune when you get to the higher registers, and its re-tuning is a work in progress (pending and not by me), but it makes noises that are non-offensive enough, so that’s cool.
Out of curiosity, this evening I Googled, “what is the oldest song in the world?”
Turns out that the oldest known piece of music is called Hurrian Hymn Number 6*, and dates to approximately 1400BCE…
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