Learning and Memory Tools
Tonic Sol-fa is a method of learning and reading music. This technique uses seven note names for a scale (do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti), with a hand signal for each syllable. In Tonic Sol-fa, 'do' is considered to be the key-note in all major scales and keys. Additionally, 'la' is considered to be the key-note in all minor scales and keys. Tonic Sol-fa is an excellent way to train the musical ear.
Use the accordion below to practice your sol-fa scale skills!
Major Pentatonic Scale
Minor Pentatonic Scale
Syllable-based rhythmic reading systems allow students to internalise the different rhythmic groups that can be found in a score, allowing them to become more agile in their music reading.