I have two short bird songs from a book published in 1796. There is an asterisk [or something] where a key signature would be. I can't find anything online explaining it.
It's placed on the C line. The music is written in C; however the notation is usually left blank. My best guess is this is someone's idea of how to indicate the Key of C in 1796.
Do you Wizards have a better explanation? I'm guessing it's an asterisk. Do you have a different symbol?
Thanks for helping me puzzle this out. <3