Everyone knows the vì chưng Re Mi tuy vậy from the Sound of Music and this famous song is actually a really good way lớn teach children how lớn read và sing musical notes.

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Do Re mi or ‘Tonic Sol-fa’ is a traditional & very effective way to lớn teach the concept of intervals and the sound of each lưu ý of the scale. It helps build an understanding of how khổng lồ pitch notes and know how they should sound.



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Do Re mi : Where khổng lồ Start

There are eight notes for each degree of the scale. Do is normally C, but if you are singing in a higher or lower key it depends on your starting note, so really Do is just the first cảnh báo of the scale. For example D is vì for D major, F for F major & so on.


It’s best to introduce the sol-fa names by learning to recognise the intervals in familiar nursery songs. Start by teaching your little one So-Mi, which in the scale of C is G & E and sounds lượt thích “cuckoo” or “see-saw.”

Most children’s xylophones or chime bar sets have the notes marked on them, so this helps to lớn begin with. Babies will start to hum these notes naturally before they even know any songs. So – Mi is the first interval that children can pitch & sing easily and most simple nursery rhymes are based upon it.


Build The Scale Up Gradually

When So and Mi are familiar, you can introduce La (A). This means you can địa chỉ new songs to your repertoire “Ring a Ring a Roses” or “Bye Baby Bunting” (So-Mi-La-So-Mi). Introduce each new step of the scale with a new song, và don’t rush things. Give kids plenty of time lớn become familiar before introducing a new note.

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Next you can introduce both Dos, high vì chưng and low Do or bottom C and top C. You can play lots of games with jumping up và down for high and low, or making puppets vày the work. A very good tuy vậy for teaching both Dos is The Balloon Song, which can be sung with real balloons and is always very popular! It’s important lớn keep practicing all your songs with the actions and the games lớn keep them familiar. Gradually you can showroom the notes in between which brings new songs, such as “Twinkle Twinkle” and “I’m a Little Teapot” into your repertoire.

There are two methods of teaching sol-fa:

Fixed Do

Fixed Do is used in a lot of the European countries where they actually use the sol-fa cảnh báo names to identify notes rather than letter names (C-D-E etc.) So this means the cảnh báo names remain the same regardless of the key that is being played.

Movable do

 Movable do is where Do is always the tonic or Key note. For example, in C major, C is Do; in D major, D is Do; in E-flat minor, E-flat is Do, và so on. And the sol-fa syllables always stay the same when going from one key lớn the next regardless if there are sharps or flats.

The moveable method gets too complex for younger children, so I tend lớn use the fixed bởi method, but just wanted to lớn clarify the difference here. Also there can be some confusion with naming the seventh degree of the scale – in the UK we usually use Ti, but đam mê is more often used in continental Europe (The reason for changing si to ti was so that each syllable would begin with a different letter.)

Check out the fun games below that help kids learn about the degrees of the scale.


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