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Early American Shape-Note Singing

St. Paul United Methodist Church, Saluda, South Carolina

Saturday, March 3, 2007

An all day singing school was taught by John Plunkett. The morning session consisted of rudiments, including four shape and seven shape systems. The class practiced number 45t to learn the basics of singing.

LUNCH

The afternoon session included rudiments and practice with a short singing to end the day.

Leaders: Jonathon Smith 282; Frances Carnell 36b; Erin Mills 76b; Lela Crowder 138t; Leon Carnell 163b; Billy Hollingsworth 186; Jane Spencer 408; Mike Spencer 278b; Robert Kelley 31t; Beth Branscomb 99; Phillip Langley 182; John Plunkett 128.

The singing was closed with John Plunkett leading 62, and the class was dismissed with prayer by Leon Carnell.