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Capitol City Shape Note Singers belt out beautiful music

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

The Capitol City Shape Note Singers brought beautiful music to life Thursday at their 28th annual singing event at Old Alabama Town.

The all-day event brought people from around Alabama to the state capital to sing together using the traditional art of shape notes. Shape note singing is unlike any other music type, and it's been around for generations.

Starting in 1801, shapes were added to music notations to help singers find pitch. The tradition has been kept alive in the South ever since.

The event, held in the Loeb Reception Center at Old Alabama Town, was sponsored by the Alabama Center for Traditional Culture, a division of the Alabama State Council on the Arts, and Landmarks Foundation.

The event was open for the public to enjoy.

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