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SOL-FA NOTES

 

SOL-FA NAME

 

SCALE DEGREE

TECHNICAL NAME

Major

Minor

 

 

Doh

Lah

I

Tonic

Ray

Tee

II

Super-Tonic

Mee

Doh

III

Mediant

Fah

Ray

IV

Sub-Dominant

Soh

Mee

V

Dominant

Lah

Fah

VI

Sub-Mediant

Tee

See (zi)

VII

Leading Note

Doh’

Lah’

I

Octave

 

   

They are represented with the first letters in lower case, for example:

d     – pronounced – Doh
r      – pronounced – Ray
m    – pronounced – Mee
f      – pronounced – Fah
s      – pronounced – Soh
l      – pronounced – Lah
t      – pronounced – Tee
d’    – pronounced – Doh’ (Octaved)

Accidentals

Sharpened
de      – pronounced – Dee
ree    – pronounced – Ree
m       – pronounced – Mee
fe      – pronounced – Fee
se      – pronounced – zee
le      – pronounced – Lee

Flattened
ra       – pronounced – Raw
ma    – pronounced – Maw
ba     – pronounced – baw
la      – pronounced – Law
ta      – pronounced – Taw

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