Unit 1 Learning Solfege:

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(For those not familiarized with music learning, this course is base don Edwin Gordon's Music Learning Theory. You can see a brief MLT overview here.

What is Solfege?

Solfege is a system used to symbolize pitches in music. Each pitch of the 8 note scale gets it's own solfege syllable.

If a music scale was "C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C" The solfege would equate to "Do-Re-Mi-Fa-Sol-La-Ti-Do". Here is a short video providing great visuals and examples of how solfege is used. How to Solfege This system is essential to this mini-course for it is one of the main reason it makes learning an instrument much easier and more enjoyable that the most traditional methods. More on that later.

The best way to learn solfege is to use it. Follow along with this video to get accustomed to how the solfege pitches relate to the sound. Look, listen , and make note of any memorable patterns you notice when listening. Solfege practice


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