verb (used without object), sol-faed, sol-fa·ing.
verb (used with object), sol-faed, sol-fa·ing.
Origin of sol-fa
Examples from the Web for sol-fa
They sing to la and sol-fa syllables scales gradually rising.The Boy's Voice|J. Spencer Curwen
Singing any well-known hymn-tune, or simple melody of the Folk Song type, using the Sol-fa names of the notes.
To those who are not accustomed to the Sol-fa notation it appears at first sight a useless encumbrance.
Give the hand sign for this note, according to the Sol-fa plan, and tell the children that the note is called doh.
The class sings it through twice, first using the Sol-fa names for the notes, then singing to lah.
verb -fas, -faing or -faed
Word Origin for sol-fa
"syllables used in solmization taken collectively," 1540s, from Italian, from Medieval Latin sol and fa, two notes of the musical scale (see gamut). As a verb from 1560s; cf. solfeggio "use the sol-fa system" (1774), from Italian solfeggiare.