Never underestimate the power of solfege. Check this out.
by Erin Keller, Voice and Piano instructor at The Lesson Studio
For me, one of the most valuable things I have ever learned is solfege. Solfege is what we call the language of the singing scale, also known as Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do. Solfege is very useful for many reasons, including but not limited to sight-singing music for the first time, hearing, learning, and singing intervals (the “distance” between two notes), learning scales, hearing melodies in your head and translating them into more concrete or even written ideas, and also figuring out what the notes are in a song you are trying to learn from a recording. I was in a children’s choir when I was young, and I learned solfege very well by the age of 10. Because of this, I could sight-read any music you put in front of me by the age of…
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