The Hurrian Hymn was discovered in the 1950s on a clay tablet inscribed with Cuneiform text. It’s the oldest surviving melody and is over 3,400 years old.
The hymn was discovered on a clay tablet in Ugarit, now part of modern-day Syria, and is dedicated the Hurrians’ goddess of the orchards Nikkal. The clay tablet and 30 other fragment go together to form, sort of, an ancient guitar tab. It specifies 9 strings on a lyre and the intervals in which to play them.
Take a listen to the first jam…here