Tonic Sol-Fa System

Tonic Sol-Fa System

Do - a deer a female deer,

Re - a drop of golden sun,

Mi - a name I call myself,

Fa - a long, long way to run

So - a needle pulling thread

La - a note to follow so

Ti - a drink with jam and bread

That will bring us back to Do.

The music education system highlighted in The Sound of Music, and the introduction to music for so many - the Tonic Sol-Fa system - was pioneered in Forest Gate in the late nineteenth century.