Shape Notes were an early nineteenth-century attempt to make music easier to read; and, by association, the style of music produced in that format during that period. Note that modern hymns, and the more general sites under the parent category, may contain a few songs in this style. Also, lyrics by early writers such as Watts and Wesley were often used--many such lyrics are found under the parent category.
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Sacred Harp Singing
Describes Sacred Harp singing, a form of traditional music in the United States: repertory, notation, research; schedules; net resources; and other general information.
Shape Note Resources
[bibliography; links; hymnology; organizations; singing schedules] Definitive guide to "Sacred Harp" and related musical traditions.
Hymns, and sheet music especially formatted for small tablets, kindles, and other e-book readers. Specialized in shape notes and Lilypond.
Recording Sacred Harp in Ottawa
Features three MP3 recordings; discussion of recording techniques.
Sacred Harp and Shape-Note Music Resources
Describes printed music, literature, recordings, and other resources relating to Sacred Harp singing and other shape-note music
Shape of Things To Come
[Aiken 7-shape music] Brief history, 10 sample scores, facsimile of old music instruction book.
Checklist of books in the rare book collection of Alderman Library, University of Virginia.
Singing the Sacred Harp
[reviews of recordings from the Library of Congress]
Timeless Truths Music
Collection of many hymns. Music scores available in shape notes [Aikin's 7-shape note] and round notes.
United Kingdom Shape-Note Page
Includes links, calendar of events, and sales of books and recordings.
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