OzarksWatch Video Magazine Shape Note Music: Heavenly Sounds
Dr. Drew Beisswenger explains the tradition of shape-note music teaching. Details
Program: OzarksWatch Video Magazine
Episode: Shape Note Music: Heavenly Sounds
Music traditions play a large role in our Ozarks heritage. One of these traditions is shape note music, a style of singing using the fa-sol-la solmization, the singing of syllables; to teach part-music to otherwise musically untrained people. Rural singing schools developed and greatly influenced gospel singing in the region. Like many rural traditions, shape note music struggles to survive.
Premiere Date: 01/22/2010
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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