Category Archives: Help Me To Sing

Practical advice on Sacred Harp singing and related topics beyond that found in the “Rudiments of Music.”

Notes on Repairing Songbooks

The connection between a shape note singer and their songbook is always significant. Our songbooks are charged with love and memories and they are our constant companions; as with dogs their condition tells us a lot about their owner. I … Continue reading

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Recovering Sacred Harp History through Newspapers

So many exciting facets of our Sacred Harp history can seem hopelessly lost to time. Many old singing conventions have been disbanded for years. Many singers and singing families are gone and forgotten. Hopes of uncovering their stories may seem … Continue reading

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