Use Fixed 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 sing decrescendo. In this tutorial, we're going to show you how to use fixed do when singing. In another tutorial, we talked about moveable do: we may be in the C major, E major, G major, or B# minor keys, but the root of the starting scale degree will be do. The other type of a solfeggio pattern is fixed do.


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    In the fixed do pattern, do is fixed on C. For example, in the C major scale, we have C, D, E, F, G, A, B, and C (do-re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do) line up with these letters. In this case, every time there is la, we know that it is A. In fixed do, do is always C, re is always D, etc. This will be the case no matter which key is used. For example, if you sing in A major, your beginning solfeggio note will be la. If you sing in D major, the scale will be re-mi-fa-sol-la-ti-do-re.
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    Before you begin, make sure you are practicing proper breathing techniques that we have discussed in other singing tutorials (tutorial 1; tutorial 2; tutorial 3. Take a breath through your nose or mouth to help sustain notes.
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    Let's sing the C major scale followed by the D major scale using fixed do.
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