Shape note singing: An American tradition with Kodaly applications

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Daniel C. Johnson, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW )
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Abstract: The article discusses the history and development of shape note singing in the U.S. Shape-note singing is recognized as one of the original style of American music. Shape-note singing derives its name from the use of shaped note-heads during 18th-19th centuries. It delivers significant remarks in both social and religious aspects. It cites that the music characteristics of the shaped notation assists music literacy.

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Johnson, J. C. (2008). Shape note singing: An american tradition with kodaly applications. Kodaly Envoy, 35(1), 10-15
Language: English
Date: 2008
Shape note singing, Music--History & criticism, Music--Instruction & study, Vocal music, Literacy
Koda´ly, Zolta´n--1882-1967
Shape-note singing
Folk music--United States
Music education
Music--Instruction and study
Vocal music
Shape-note singing--History and criticism
Sight-reading (Music)

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