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 (sŏl-fĕzh′, sōl-)

[French, from Italian solfeggio; see solfeggio.]
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(sɒlˈfɛdʒ oʊ, -ˈfɛdʒ iˌoʊ)

n., pl. -feg•gi (-ˈfɛdʒ i)
1. a vocal exercise using sol-fa syllables.
[1765–75; < Italian, derivative of solfeggiare=solf(a) (see sol -fa) + -eggiare v. suffix]
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Noun1.solfege - singing using solfa syllables to denote the notes of the scale of C major
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
2.solfege - a voice exercise; singing scales or runs to the same syllable
singing, vocalizing - the act of singing vocal music
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Mais, on s'interrogera, en revanche, sur la decadence chronique du premier maitre a jouer du solfege touristique qu'est Agadir dont les notes musicales avaient servi de tremplin pour l'embellie de la ville aux palmiers.
Benicia, CA, March 29, 2019 --( VOENA Music Camp: Learn VOENA classic world music songs with percussion and drumming, Aeolian and Ionian Solfege. No experience necessary.
According to Malt and Sherif Hamdy, Professor Doctor in Western Solfege Department at the Faculty of Music Education, Helwan University and Hieroglyphic singer in the Grandchildren of the Pharaohs musical troupe, Ancient Egyptian music had melodic modes, scale system musical sentence, harmony and specific instruments.
Kling also taught solfege from 1884, but not as the minor subject it is often regarded in the present.
Table of solfege syllables and corresponding Braille notation.
First, students hear and echo sounds orally through nonsense syllables such as "bum" or "bah." Second, students make verbal associations with sounds by naming patterns with either solfege or rhythm syllables.
I like solfege with moveable doh; some people use fixed doh; some people use numbers (those are tricky when it comes to accidentals); some people have systems of interval recognition.
In music it makes little difference if your education method is solfege (Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do) or Sa Re Ga Ma.
Sarah Ann Glover's modernization of Guido's solfege was also misattributed in past scholarship, often credited to Curwen and Kodaly.
A Multi-Sensory Approach To Music Learning: Connecting The Dots With Solfege
Poeme pour mi (1936-37)--which takes its tide from the tone "mi" in the solfege system and the highest string on the violin, and which also served as the affectionate nickname Messiaen gave his first wife, Claire Arrieu--is a setting of nine poems on the institute of marriage and Christian faith.
The robots landed at Dolvin just in time for the unit on melody, when most of the grade levels are learning about solfege, Endicott said.