tonic sol-fa


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tonic sol-fa

n. Music
A system of notation that is based on relationships between tones in a key and that replaces the usual staff notation with solmization syllables, such as do, re, and mi, or their abbreviations.

tonic sol-fa

n
(Music, other) a method of teaching music, esp singing, used mainly in Britain, by which the syllables of a movable system of solmization are used as names for the notes of the major scale in any key. In this system sol is usually replaced by so as the name of the fifth degree. See solmization

ton′ic sol`-fa′


n.
a system of solmization based on key relationships and marked by the use of sol-fa syllables in place of conventional notation.
[1850–55]
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Important trends in domestic and community music making--advances in piano manufacturing, government-sponsored music training, Tonic Sol-fa instruction, church music publishing, and oratorio performance--are pithily presented and judiciously related to the culture of "self-improvement and adult education" (p.
The developmental learning sequence would have described infants' classrooms where children were taught singing 'by ear'; as children grew older and progressed to higher classes, vocal music was taught using the Tonic Sol-fa method, and in upper primary classrooms, children were taught to read vocal music from staff notation.
employed: Tonic sol-fa (England), Curwen/ Glover hand signs (England),
Bm yn llwyddiannus, gyda nifer eraill, ym mhob un nes cyrraedd yr Intermediate - dyna'r olaf cyn y llythrennau ATSC mi gredaf (Associate of the Tonic Sol-fa College) Bu dyfalbarhad Mrs Hughes, a hynny'n gwbl wirfoddol ar adeg digon anodd mae'n siwr, yn gaffaeliad mawr inni i gyd.
We learnt tonic sol-fa at school, but at home music was in staff notation; we didn't have lessons, music copies were just all around.
Music and Victorian Philanthropy: the Tonic Sol-fa Movement.
Her husband claimed he could write any tune in tonic sol-fa, but one song he refused even to attempt, saying that 'She changes the doh in every verse' and that the air was full of quarter tones and glissandi.
The ability of a choir to promote a political aim is exemplified in an essay by Charles Maguire about John Curwen and his Tonic Sol-fa Method used to teach singing and help advance the Temperance Movement in England during the second half of the nineteenth century.
The reason we all should be interested in the English Congregational minister is that he was the one who codified the tonic sol-fa method of teaching vocal music.
A later, important example is the Tonic Sol-fa method of John Curwen, based on just intonation, that was a great popular and musical success in training choral singers throughout the British Empire in the latter half of the nineteenth century.
Tonic Sol-Fa notation" (ibid), or any combination of these.
LOS ANGELES -- Shaun Johnson, Mark McGowan, Greg Bannwarth and Jared Dove, known to their thousands of fans worldwide as Minnesota-based vocal group Tonic Sol-fa (www.