A young piano student has been learning the letter-based note names: A B C, etc. He also has been exposed to fixed Do: Do Re Mi, etc.

Meanwhile, a family member taught him the sargam syllables for the A minor scale, which he has practiced diligently.

At this basic level, can sargam be used alongside the other systems, or are there irrevocable conflicts between them?

  • Can't see why that would be a problem. As musicians, we get exposed to different notation and solfeggio standards anyway, and the younger one is when that happens, the better, in my opinion. I'd ask the student if it confuses them in any way, and if it doesn't, then no harm done.
    – Pyromonk
    Nov 28 '20 at 22:47

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