Rod and Staff Music Programs
Christian Music Series - Teaching A Cappella, Shaped-Note Singing
The Rod and Staff Music Program is primarily designed to promote a cappella singing. A knowledge of the rudiments of music definately aids singing correctly. Learning shaped notes, which has helped many to sing tones accurately at an early age, enables students to learn to sing new songs without musical accompaniment. Since musical instruments are not used by most conservative Mennonites, the ability to sing four part music well often rests on the ability to sing shaped notes.
To see the table of contents and sample lessons, click on the curriculum sets below.