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Re: GSoC 2020: Shape-note notehead encoding

From: Carl Sorensen
Subject: Re: GSoC 2020: Shape-note notehead encoding
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 10:15:04 -0600

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 9:54 AM Karlin High <> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 21, 2020 at 7:40 PM Owen Lamb <> wrote:
>  > Are there any corpuses (corpori?) of shape-note repertoire that I can
>  > cite for my proposal (perhaps what was once used to determine our own
>  > set)?
> (Re-sending to list without 4 PDF attachments, ~2 MB. Instead, a Google
> Drive link is given below.)
> I can't say I've completely understood the glyphs discussion here. And
> Carl Sorensen's post linking to the design history of LilyPond shape
> notes may be a more concise way to find what you want. But otherwise,
> if you want cor... corpor... examples, here you go:
> Thanks for sending these!

> The rest are probably too new for and friends to have
> picked up. PDF scans are on Google Drive:
> <>
> The PDFs were scanned by a phone camera, so the quality isn't the
> greatest.
I'm not an active shape-note singer, so my opinion doesn't matter much.
But to my eye, the Mennonite Hymnal from 1969 has the best aesthetics of
all the scans you shared.  The notes are more optically equivalent.



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