Just a quick note to say thanks to the Dorico team. I recently published a new shape-note hymnal using Dorico and it was a breeze! A few pics below:
Congrats! Looks great.
Very interesting and looks great! Sorry if I ask (and for my ignorance): it is a special technique of notation or/and has some educational or executional meaning to assign every different pitch to another figure? I am really interested to know and learn something that I don’t know. Thank you and congratulations for the finished project.
It’s based on moveable do. Each solfège has a specific shape. For example, scale degree 5 in the key is always a standard rounded notehead.
People who use it swear by it. And they all tend to sing quite competently parts, so maybe there’s something to it!
Wow, didn’t know it. It sounds very logical. Thank you for your explanation!
Indeed. A friend of mine leads congregational singing at a non- instrumental Church of Christ. They use shape note hymnals. Those folks can sing🙂