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(also solfè;ge). (1) A school subject in music designed to train the musical ear. Solfeggio includes the singing of excerpts from the musical repertoire for one or several voices or of specially written exercises with pronunciation of the sol-fa syllables. It also includes musical dictation and analysis by ear of musical excerpts.

(2) A special vocal exercise, usually with piano accompaniment, performed on vowel sounds. Such exercises are also called vocalises. In the USSR the Russian cognate vokaliz (rather than sol’fedzhio) is the only term used in this sense.


Ostrovskii, A. L. Metodika teorii muzyki i sol’fedzhio, 2nd ed. Lenin grad, 1970.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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