The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104367   Message #2138882
Posted By: Marje
02-Sep-07 - 11:33 AM
Thread Name: phonetic music system
Subject: RE: phonetic music system
Wow, yes, s&r, I remember the "Modulator" - our teacher (when we were about 8) used to point to different notes with a stick and we had to sing them in sequence. We also learned the "ta, ta-teh" system of voicing the rhythms.
By the time we were 10 our teacher had us sight-reading simple tunes like hymns from staff notation. I still find tonic sol-fa a useful short cut for learning or memorising tunes, notes or intervals. Pity they don't teach it now.

Marje