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I was at an all-day music-notation class.  In the interest of cultural inclusiveness, it covered not only medieval European music notation but Klingon music notation as well; fortunately, there was a remarkable amount of similarity between the two.  Klingon music notation never developed the bar-line, for example, but bar-lines weren't common in European music either until the 17th century.  And the staves and note shapes were surprisingly similar.

Unlike most music-notation classes I've attended, this one had a written final exam, which included examples in both 15th-century-European and Klingon (can you tell which is which, can you transcribe them into modern European notation, etc.)