Use Movable Do When Singing

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You're watching VisiHow. This is a video tutorial series on how to sing. In the previous tutorial, we discussed how to effectively use your diaphragm for singing. In this video episode, we are going to teach you about moveable do in solfeggio.

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    What I mean by moveable do is that wherever the do is on a tonic or the first scale degree is where the do is going to be placed
    So for example, if we are in C major, then do equals to C.
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    We have do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do
    In C major we have C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. In moveable do, we have C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C regardless of the real notes. So, it doesn't matter if it is C major, D major, E major, F major, or G major, etc. Do is always going to be the first root of the scale. For example, for G major in moveable do, which is one of the most common types of solfeggio patterns we use in the world, do will be G in G major. For F major do will be F. For E major do will be E, and so on.
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    This allows for the flexibility to know that do is going to always be the first note that we have
    In C major, do is C; in D major, do is D; etc. This helps us to understand different patterns of solfeggio and that moveable do allows us to use do not only just as C, but as a root in every scale.
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