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The fixed doh system as used in France, as one example, can quickly become more of a hindrance than a help. If a tune is in , say, Eb, then doh automatically isn't the root key note (tonic); that will be called Me flat. One of the helpful bits to a movable doh is the lack of sharps and flats - usually, in simpler tunes at least. Thus, the whole ensemble ...


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Can 'do' be any pitch one wishes?, i.e. does this mean everybody chooses their own key to sing in, transposing the music while singing? A movable 'do' can indeed be any pitch, however, in a group setting, the entire group must use the same any pitch. Otherwise, you get unintended multitonality, and chaos! If needed, the group's leader could pick a pitch ...


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Movable Do is called such because it is just that: movable. Movable Do focuses on intervallic relationships. When you change keys, "Do" becomes the new tonal center for that key and all of the other solfege syllables are transposed accordingly. For example, in the key of D, "D" would be "Do". If we changed keys to "F", "F" would now be "Do." Fixed Do ...



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