"I had learned the tonic sol-fa notation by heart before I was twenty," he added.
In tonic sol-fa all keys are equally available from the first.
Dr. Creser was first led to use tonic sol-fa by noticing how easy it made the minor mode.
In the tonic sol-fa method great stress is laid upon the mental effect of each note of the scale, altogether apart from pitch.
He must enquire into his theoretical knowledge, if any, and ask if he has had a tonic sol-fa or any other systematic training.
He was a firm friend of the tonic sol-fa system, and took the matriculation certificate.
Then they all learned songs together from tonic sol-fa, singing in a circle round the fire.
The upper grade all held a tonic sol-fa certificate, and they received higher pay than the lower grade.
Miss Glover was the author of the sol-fa notation, from which sprang the tonic sol-fa system.
I pay great attention to 'mental effect,' and endeavour to let each boy or girl have a tonic sol-fa copy of the music.