Thursday, October 13, 2011

singing note names in G major and C major

Up to this point in the lessons we have been singing only the solfege syllables in order to get the relationships of the notes strongly in your mind and ear.  As I have said before, this solfege singing using a movable "do" enables you to sing in any key as long as you know where the tonic is.

Although it is not necessary to know all of the note names to sight sing, it is desirable to know them so that you can talk about music.  You might also want to use your knowledge of music reading to learn to play an instrument. Today's lesson gives you practice singing the actual note names for "Little Drops of Water" in C major and G major.   The tone set for the song is drmfs and the rhythms are very simple with quarter, paired eighths and half notes.