Sacred Harp and Shapenote related sites
fasola.org hosts two different mailing
lists of shapenote music enthusiasts, numbering over 650 subscribers and
including traditional singers and enthusiasts as well as scholars and
performing artists. Both are moderated lists, and serve different purposes.
The singings list focuses on traditional
fasola singing experiences (and closely related topics). These include such
items as announcements of upcoming singings, major events in singers lives
(such as deaths, serious illness, and births), introductions of new singers,
reports of singing conventions, and of course recipes for dinner on the
The discussions list focuses on historical
and technical aspects of shape-note singing. Examples of topics include
tunebook history, shape note pedagogy, musicological analysis, as well as
reviews of books, recordings, articles, and conferences.
The two lists are separately moderated—there is no
auto-forwarding of off-topic messages from one list to the other. The
moderators will generally strive to keep discourse on the lists focused,
civil in tone, and within the topical scope of their design.
SUBSCRIBING TO THE LISTS
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address in the appropriate box below, or click the link to learn more about
the subscribing process. Your request will usually be approved within 1 day.
You will automatically receive a confirmation by
return e-mail. Once subscribed, you’ll receive an informational message
about the list.
Much more detail can be found on the Fasola website at