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One Note Solfege Drill

You will hear a tonicization followed by a note. Identify the note you hear. You may switch levels or change between solfege/scale degrees using the drop-down menus.

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Greg's Tips

Identifying one note at a time is the simplest type of melodic dictation. If you're just starting out, at first it may be useful to:

  1. Play tonic again, and sing a scale.
  2. Play the note again and sing up the scale until you reach the note you've just heard.

In order to gain speed, however, once you've mastered the system above, it's important to:

  1. Identify the scale degree/solfege simply by its 'feel' without directly comparing it to tonic in your mind.
  2. Notice if there are particular scale degrees you have trouble identifying -- such as, say 6 and 4. Sing those notes and notice how they feel in your voice; use this to start to recognize the feel of the more 'difficult' scale degrees.

Next Steps

Start paying attention to the first and last notes of phrases in the music you listen to. See if you can figure out what solfege/scale degree they start and end on. To do this you'll have to first figure out what tonic is (listen to the bass, it usually gives it away) and then you should be able to find the starting and ending solfege pretty quickly.

High Scores

Solfege/Scale Degree ID High Scores
Username Date Percent Level Score
Kojo27 2014-02-15 100% 6 10000
Bschneid 2014-01-04 100% 6 10000
danlebo 2013-12-17 100% 6 10000
JohnSikes73 2013-12-14 100% 6 10000
mknowling 2013-12-09 100% 6 10000
Veto 2013-12-03 100% 6 10000
kinestine10 2013-11-19 100% 6 10000
smaligom 2013-10-18 100% 6 10000
bosroos1 2013-10-12 100% 6 10000
gabrielr357 2013-10-12 100% 6 10000


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On 2014-09-18 at 12:31:51, 214 wrote:
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On 2014-09-10 at 20:13:38, Marymac351 wrote:
This was a fun activity. It took me a lot of time to get that final grade up to what it is now. This is definetly something I look forward to in the oncoming weeks.

On 2014-09-02 at 22:53:47, NACHAN58 wrote:
Mines stay at 30 correct....

On 2014-04-16 at 17:13:21, devin3m wrote:
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On 2014-03-04 at 08:36:36, Gmjgodfrey wrote:
Can i use mobile on this site? Only mozilla with java installed.... How can i make this proper, ‘cos i don‘t have enough mega bytes

On 2014-02-10 at 21:17:21, goldie wrote:
this use to work, now it dosen't, seems to be an error report.
I do love this site, wish I could make it work again. Thanks.

On 2014-01-08 at 14:01:02, unidestiny wrote:
Hi, what is a tonicization? Before the note to be identified is play, there seems to be three chords being played to me. Of what use are they to me in identifying subsequent notes? Thanks!

On 2014-01-07 at 10:36:44, brend.alexander wrote:
I would like to use these for my students, but do not want them to have access to the message board. Is there any way to use the exercises only without having them read comments?

On 2013-11-18 at 12:40:24, graydove wrote:
it is confusing when the scale shifts from a low scale to a high one, I have difficulty finding the correct first note...any suggestions? gray

On 2013-10-11 at 03:46:59, Bradley_Milnes wrote:
Who the heck is this "Bad_Boi"? He is reuining this site! I came here to learn music theory and im appauled at the language he used. I demand he be imprisoned at once, or atleast fined! There are children on this website and i would hate it if they see it. Don't worry fellow theorions i will contact the site administrator.