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A system of notation that is based on relationships between tones in a key and that replaces the usual staff notation with solmization syllables, such as do, re, and mi, or their abbreviations.
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(Music, other) a method of teaching music, esp singing, used mainly in Britain, by which the syllables of a movable system of solmization are used as names for the notes of the major scale in any key. In this system sol is usually replaced by so as the name of the fifth degree. See solmization
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a system of solmization based on key relationships and marked by the use of sol-fa syllables in place of conventional notation.
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