The Easy Instructor

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Title: The Easy Instructor

Full Title: The Easy Instructor, Or a New method of Teaching Sacred Harmony.

Editors - Compilers: William Little and William Smith

Publication date and place: 1801 by unknown publisher in Philadelphia, 105 pp. Part 2 1803, 64 pp. by William Smith and Company in Hopewell, New Jersey. Second Edition 1805, 108 pp. by Webster and Steele in Albany, New York. Further editions in 1809, 1810, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, and 1819.

Description: The book that first introduced the four-shape note system used in Kentucky Harmony, Southern Harmony, The Sacred Harp, and many other tunebooks.

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Works at CPDL

Title Year Composer Arranger Lyricist First Line Subgenre Vo. Meter
New Jordan 1815 Nehemiah Shumway Samuel Stennett On Jordan's stormy banks I stand 4 86. 86 (C.M.)