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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 11:09:10 -0600

On Wed, Jul 22, 2020 at 11:00 AM Karlin High <> wrote:

> On 7/22/2020 11:15 AM, Carl Sorensen wrote:
> > But to my eye, the Mennonite Hymnal from 1969 has the best aesthetics of
> > all the scans you shared.
> Much of the shape-note tradition is aimed at amateurs. It's trying to
> get a strong community-wide music tradition from minimal educational
> resources. For that 1969 book, the level of music training behind it is
> probably higher than many of the others.

Interestingly enough, I am an amateur.  I've had no formal music training
since Junior High school.  All I know about music engraving I've learned
from my association with LilyPond.

It's been a great learning opportunity.

> <>
> There is also a successor, "Hymnal: A Worship Book" from 1992.
> <>

We have it in our university library.  Would you like me to get it and make
some page scans?


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