Definition of solfège in English:


Syllabification: sol·fège
Pronunciation: /sälˈfeZH


  • 1Solmization.
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    • Solfège was created in the 10th Century to help monks to easily learn the chants for the mass.
    • That was a song that introduces the musical alphabet called ‘solfège’.
  • 1.1An exercise in singing using solmization syllables.
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    • Get into a practicing mindset: Add Solfège to your daily practicing routine and develop your own exercises.
    • Traditionally, solfège is taught in a series of exercises of gradually increasing difficulty, each of which is also known as a "solfège".
  • 2The study of singing and musicianship using solmization syllables.
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    • In the 1600's the French standardized the use of solfège as we know it today.
    • A child prodigy, he won the first prize for solfège at the Paris Conservatoire when he was seven.
    • Another positive aspect of using Solfege is that it will help to improve your sight reading skills - not only in terms of singing but also on your instrument.


early 20th century: French, from Italian solfeggio.

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