"Rockin’ out” and “Shteiging” are two concepts that one would not expect to go hand in hand. A shiur combining Torah power and power chords would no doubt be considered something of an anomaly in many yeshivas. Yes, many rabbis, from Shlomo Carlebach to Shmuel Skaist, have used their music to inspire Am Yisrael, and bring them closer to Judaism, but few musicians have utilized their skills in order to instill educational material into their works. The Mishna Project, with their album “Berachos 1-3,” are in fact trying to bridge rock n’ roll with the classroom."
Comment: The gemoro (and Tosafos) in the end of Megila mentions that there was a traditional melody for Mishna. This was presumably to facilitate memorization.
"If one reads [Scripture] without chant or studies [Mishnah] without melody, of him is it written, 'I gave them laws that were not good' (Ezekiel 20:25).
In fact, I recall that Tiferes YIsroel ( I dont remember where) suggests that this is the reason why some mishanyos were truncated, "chesurai mechsora", so as to a fit into a melody.
Some old manuscripts of the Mishnah include cantillation marks similar to those in the Bible. There is no surviving system for the musical rendition of these.
These are messianic time - the return of the Mishna melody?