Trope Lessons

Congratulations, you are on your way to learning the Tropes! Once learned, they will serve you for a lifetime. Whether you are studying for a Bat/Bar Mitzvah or just refreshing your knowledge, these 12 lessons created by Cantor Emerita Lorel Zar-Kessler are a useful resource. Within each lesson are several examples, each containing example Hebrew with the trope marks, written music with English transliteration, and an audio sample. To listen to the audio sample, you can either click on the text to download an .mp3 file, or click on the “Play” symbol to hear the audio directly within your web browser. Enjoy!

Lesson 1: Sof-Pasuk

Lesson 2: Etnachta

Lesson 3: Zakef-Katon

Lesson 4: Revia’

Lesson 5: Dar-gar / Tevir

Lesson 6: Azlah / Geresh

Lesson 7: Segol

Lesson 8: Gershayim

Lesson 9: Telisha

Lesson 10: Pazer

Lesson 11: Zakef-Gadol

Lesson 12: Extraordinary Signs