The idea of transcribing music is really interesting if you think about it. It is a translation of the products of one of our senses to another, like trying to translate the visual experience of, say, color into the tactile experience of touch.
But there's more than one way to interpret this task:
"It all started around 840 C.E. when a former monk named Aurelian of Réôme created one of the first examples of Western musical notation."Read the entire article here.