Solfege syllables are a mnemonic system. Simply, a way to assist in
remembering. Just as our alphabet symbols are learned and used to help us
remember sounds to form words, solfege syllables are learned to help us
remember the sound of scale tones or pitches. Also, numbers are used to
help us count objects, measure, label, and remember quantity.
In the movie The Sound of Music starring Julie Andrews, the
learned to sing this organized system
syllables in the song "Do Re Mi." These mnemonics are taught by listening and
repeating the song.
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Tonal relationships in the song are learned intuitively by the children and
represent an organized system of sound syllables called
a form of solmization.