[Smt-talk] Movable-Do subculture in the Romance tradition?

Nicolas Meeùs nicolas.meeus at paris-sorbonne.fr
Thu Jul 12 10:23:05 PDT 2012

The solmisation syllables have long been used, in the French tradition, 
as ...solmisation syllables. The conversion to fixed-do solfège, in 
France, was not performed before the middle or the second half of the 
18th century. Movable-do remained in (diminishing) usage at least until 
the creation of the Paris Conservatoire around 1798.

Several French-speaking pedagogies today make use of the Kodály method 
(including movable-do), especially for young children. See for instance 

Nicolas Meeùs
Université Paris-Sorbonne

Le 11/07/2012 10:27, Thomas Noll a écrit :
> Dear Colleagues,
> the conversion of the medieval solmisation syllables into note names 
> in the Romance tradition corresponds to a preference for fixed-do 
> solfège practice.
> Movable-Do proponents would perhaps need to introduce alternative 
> syllables in order to avoid confusion with the note names. Is there an 
> established Movable-Do subculture somewhere within the Romance tradition?
> Sincerely
> Thomas Noll
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