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 (sŏl-fĕzh′, sōl-)

[French, from Italian solfeggio; see solfeggio.]


(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Alongside that once-a-week experience, school music classes contributed to my knowledge of solfege and literacy.
Gerard Behague, in his entry on Nunes Garcia for Grove Music Online, writes "it seems that he had some training in solfege under a local teacher.
Students are taught solfege using the Fixed Do system from the very first lesson.
Ma carriere artistique commenca par l'ecole de musique, c'est a dire le solfege et le violon dont je suis diplome, puis il y eut cette classe de la musique andalouse creee par Cheikh Hassan El Annabi en 1971, ajoutez a cela la classe de Charki sous la houlette du Syrien Karzoun et du Tunisien Sadeq Traya, sans oublier mon passage dans le genre chaabi de 1978 a 1980.
La poesie est le solfege de la musique, les paroles du chant, la nourrice du theatre, les couleurs de la peinture, les formes de la danse, la mere de tous les arts.
For example, one of the biggest challenges for me was in starting beginners with rote learning using solfege.
Chapter 3 offers an explanation of solfege with a complete chart, a sample sight-singing lesson, and a discussion of other music skills the author believes should be included in the choir rehearsal.
Elle prodigue un enseignement de qualite, allant de l'initiation au solfege au maniement des instruments traditionnels.
Rusty Jones and Martin Bergee found that scholastic ability, prior experience with solfege, scale-degree numbers and theory will help students be successful in their first-year theory course.
J'y ai passe dix ans entre cours de solfege, de violon et de caisse-claire.
They started learning Solfege and singing each of their individual parts.
The British solfege system adopted by American singing masters consisted of only four syllables: fa, sol, la, and mi.