In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- The so-called major scale consists of seven notes, which nowadays are designated by the letters C, D, E, F, G, A, and B, or sounded out as do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, and ti.
- Tonic sol-fa was taught as his school and, by eighth grade, he had learned to snap doh, mi, sol doh (a four note major chord) and performed this musical trick at a school concert.
- Lully was famous for his composition of extended passacailles, pieces based on the ostinato repetition of repeating bass line, usually on a four-bar, stepwise descending bass line, the minor mode tetrachord from do to sol.
- In Ex. 2 the fourth note, soh of D major, becomes the new doh, of A major, and is therefore given both names (sung as s'doh).
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