fixed-do system

variants: or less commonly fixed-doh system \ ˈfiks(t)ˈdō-​ \

Definition of fixed-do system

: a system of solfège in which each of the sol-fa syllables is always assigned to a given note of the C-major scale and its chromatic inflections (such as do for C, C-sharp, and C-flat) — compare movable-do system

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1900, in the meaning defined above

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“Fixed-do system.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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