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1 Do I have to know how to read music?
No. The best way to learn is to come to the sings and sit next to someone to follow along on your part.
2 What if I don't know what part I sing?
Start by sitting with the tenors. They carry the melody so its easier to follow along.
3 Why do you sit in a square?
Lots of factors. Early churches and meeting halls used a square formate for attendees. Men and women were normally separated but in Sacred harp the place to sit is determined by part. The parts can hear each other better if in a square format.
4 Do I have to sing to come? Can I just come to listen?
No and Yes. You don't have to sing, It may be uncomfortable for you to start singing right off. So come to listen and get comfortable. Eventually you will want to join in, I am sure!
4 Do I have to own a book?
No, loaner books are available.
5 Does it cost money to attend or is there a fee to join your organization?
No, This event is free. There is no cost to join us.
6 Do I have to stay the whole time?
No. We would love you to join us for the entire singing, however you can come and go as needed.