Normally we sing in parallel, everyone at once. We're all in the same
room, so the time from when you make a sound to when I hear it is
very small compared to the speed at which we perceive music. Since
we're currently avoiding being close to each other, however, there's
now too much delay to make traditional parallel singing work. This is
hard since it's a time we'd especially like to be able to sing
One potential solution is circular singing. Pick a song which works
with a fixed delay, and then I hear you following me while you hear me
following you. I was musing about singing
rounds this way a few years ago, but it looks like there have been
open source implementations of this going back to at least 2005 there's a hosted service.
Another approach, though, would be series singing, like a bucket
brigade. You have a leader who sings/plays and hears only themself,
and each person in the chain hears everyone before them. This seems
like it could be a good fit for churches especially? Has anyone
tried this, or seen anything like it?