“FaSoLaMix” is designed to teach Sacred Harp singing to newer singers. When someone wants to learn to sing, our instinct is usually to recommend that the inquirer go to a good singing and sit next to a strong singer. But not everyone lives near many all-day singings. Our intent is to give the listener the virtual experience of sitting next to a couple of strong singers in whichever section suits their voice. The app features high-quality recordings of many Sacred Harp songs where the mix of the four parts can be controlled manually. For example, a singer wanting to learn the treble line of a particular song could leave the treble track at full volume, mute the other three parts, and sing along with the solo treble part for practice. While the most obvious benefit will be to new singers, longtime singers will also find it useful and fun. For example, experienced singers may wish to mute one part and fill in that missing part with their own voice.
All proceeds from the sale of the app will be donated to the Sacred Harp Musical Heritage Association, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose purpose is the preservation and perpetuation of Sacred Harp singing and its traditions.
This app comes bundled with recordings of 12 songs, ranging in difficulty, all of which are regularly called at all-day singings and conventions. More recordings will become available for sale periodically in the form of “song packs” which will generally include several songs.
30t LOVE DIVINE
65 SWEET PROSPECT
176b BLOOMING YOUTH
318 PRESENT JOYS
349 A CROSS FOR ME
384 PANTING FOR HEAVEN
411 MORNING PRAYER
436 MORNING SUN
448b THE GRIEVED SOUL
456 SACRED MOUNT
All songs from The Sacred Harp, 1991 “Denson” Revision, used by permission of its publisher, the Sacred Harp Publishing Company, Inc., Carrollton, GA.
- support for background audio
- marker clamps to center for easy reset in portrait mode
- more legible help/info text
- fixed problems with older devices having their previous mixer levels not saved correctly
- fixed issues with glitchy graphics
Ratings and Reviews
Useful, beautiful, and fun!
I’ve already been using it to learn some songs I hadn’t worked on before. Exciting! This is so beautifully made and very useful and enjoyable. Just think what our singing forebears two hundred years ago would have thought about this miraculous technology for bringing about better and more satisfying singing!
I’m shouting glory, hallelujah!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.