Music. the set of syllables, do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti, sung to the respective tones of the scale. All but do and ti are attributed to Guido d'Arezzo.
the system of singing tones to these syllables.
to use the sol-fa syllables in singing, or to sing these syllables.
to sing to the sol-fa syllables, as a tune.
- sol-faist, noun
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How to use sol-fa in a sentence
Many teachers in the old days composed sol-fa exercises and vocalises for their own use.The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
Suffice it to say that only four keys were known, and that each note was called by its full sol-fa name.The Psychology of Singing | David C. Taylor
Then they all learned songs together from tonic sol-fa, singing in a circle round the fire.Sons and Lovers | David Herbert Lawrence
"I had learned the Tonic sol-fa notation by heart before I was twenty," he added.Mrs. Bindle | Hebert Jenkins
Free use is made of the tonic sol-fa as well as the standard notation in many musical examples.The Influence of the Organ in History | Dudley Buck
British Dictionary definitions for sol-fa
short for tonic sol-fa
US to use tonic sol-fa syllables in singing (a tune)
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