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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
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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