shape note

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shape note (uncountable)

  1. A system of music notation designed to facilitate choral singing, and the style of psalmody associated with it. The heads of the notes are of various shapes, not always round.

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  • 2001. The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: North America. Garland Publishing. Ellen Koskoff (Ed.). Pg. 532.