Condition: Covers show some wear and scuffing. Plastic coating is coming off the front cover. Previous owner's name in ink on the front free page.
Dust Jacket: None as published.
Contents: In this book the author traces the history of the shape-note school of musical alphabet that was invented in the beginning of the 19th century to simplify the singer's task of reading music. The author leads the reader on a trek southward, following the fasola singing schools from early New England where the group signing began through the Shenandoah Valley, and to the upland South where it eventually settled. This publication is an unabridged and unaltered republication of the work first published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1933. Indexed.