Jewish music has very ancient roots, it also has *energies* of healing, happiness, connection to the lord and a strong spiritual transcendence.
Miriam the prophetess was the first to be associated with ancient Jewish music.
Miriam went out with drums, dancing, after the great miracle of the parting of the red sea, as described in the book of Exodus 15:20-“Then Miriam the prophet, Aaron’s sister, took a timbrel in her hand, and all the women followed her, with timbrels and dancing.”
From this verse and others like it we can see that the women were the first to engage in ancient Jewish music, they knew percussive formulas, beats and melodies that were lost in time.
It’s very exciting to know that the women were the percussionists that engaged in the art of beats in the ancient people of Israel!
Another very important person who is the founder of ancient Jewish music is king David.
David played the lyre, harp and was even called “the hero of Israel’s songs”, he founded the first band of the Levites. Through his songs he could reach the lord and thus reach the highest spiritual heights and the strongest spiritual transcendence.
King David wrote the book off Psalms, a treasure to all souls, especially those who engage in Jewish music.
Throughout generations many Jews have composed diverse songs form the book of Psalms, many of them became carols over time.
The most composed chapter in the book of Psalms is the last chapter of the book, chapter 150, one well known verse in chapter 150: ” Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing”, as you can see, this chapter mentions many ancient musical instruments.
It is also interesting that king David said: “praise him with the harp and lyre”, for those are the instruments he played in sacredness and with skill, and “praise him with timbrel and dancing” mentions exactly the specialization of Miriam the prophetess, as mentioned above.
Together, their energies in Psalms 150 create a strong energy of spiritual transcendence, musicality and a connection to the lord, that is why this chapter ends the book of Psalms.
Psalms 150 in ancient Hebrew-