In this video, we will sing the CHROMATIC SOLFEGE SCALE DESCENDING. I will take you through an effective method to break down this challenging scale so you can sing it perfectly in tune every time.
Last week, I broke down how to sing the chromatic solfege scale ascending (going up). Watch it here.
Solfege is a powerful tool that is often used for singers, but is amazing for musicians of any level. Solfege helps you to build strong ears so you can hear and imagine pitch better. This is not only a pathway to better ear training, but also leads to playing songs by ear, remembering melodies and chords and will improve your songwriting and improvising. In this video, I sing you up and down the major scale in Moveable Do solfege using the Kodaly hand signs. I sing it in several different keys, droning the Do (the tonic or root note) as I play. In this video I will share solfege practice in major.
Practicing the chromatic scale in solfege, is a great way to ensure that you are able to sing your pitches clearly and accurately. It will help you get to know the feeling of the half step intervals so you can sing them in tune. This is a very important step!
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Solfege is a technique of naming the notes in a way that describes their function.
In movable ‘do’ solfege, whatever key we are in, that note is ‘do’. If you’re in the key of A, then A is ‘do’. If you’re in the key of C, then C is ‘do’. The reason that we use solfege and not just note names is because we want to describe how the notes function and depending on what degree of the scale we’re on, that note has a function and a sound. By using solfege, we’re actually describing that function.
By singing the chromatic solfege scale ascending, we are cementing those intervals in our ear so we can hear and sing them with confidence.
What is solfege for?
Solfege is a powerful tool that is often used for singers, but is amazing for musicians of any level.
Solfege helps you to:
✅ Play by ear
✅Get your sight singing in tip top shape
✅ Sing harmonies and background vocals
✅ Write better songs
✅ Learn music faster and retain it better
Want to learn how to play by ear? Check out this video to learn more.
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Solfege (do, re, mi, etc) is a centuries-old method of ear training that I have adapted for 21st Century singers.