shape note

noun

Definition of shape note

: one of a system of seven notes showing the musical scale degree by the shape of the note head

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Sacred Harp singing is also known as shape note singing. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al.com, "Sacred Harp singing returns to the Jefferson County Courthouse after more than 60 years," 30 June 2019 Singers gathered in Judge Boohaker’s courtroom on the third floor of the Jefferson County Courthouse and sang from The Sacred Harp, a beloved shape note songbook which has been in publication since 1844. Anna Beahm | Abeahm@al.com, al.com, "Sacred Harp singing returns to the Jefferson County Courthouse after more than 60 years," 30 June 2019 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018 Tradition of sacred choral music using shape note music. Luann Gibbs, Cincinnati.com, "Fun and free events this weekend in Cincinnati," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shape note

1932, in the meaning defined above

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