Learning Solfa through hymns

What is solfa? Solfa, also called solfege, is a music language using the syllables “do re mi fa so la ti”.  Singing in solfa trains the ear of the musician, helping them to understand pitch, harmony and music notation.  Different education systems use solfa in different ways.  The solfa examples on Hymns at Home offer…

My Jesus I Love Thee

I love Thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow; If ever I love Thee, my Jesus, ’tis now.

Marching to Zion

Then let our songs abound, and every tear be dry; we’re marching through Emmanuel’s ground to fairer worlds on high.

In the Bleak Midwinter

This poetic hymn by Christina Rossetti has been sung much the same as it was when it was first paired to Holst’s tune in 1906.