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[attributive] Denoting a system of solmization in which C is called “do,” D is called “re,” etc., irrespective of the key in which they occur.Compare with movable-do
- ‘Of the familiar tonal systems - the interval names, numbers, fixed-do, moveable-do with a do-based minor, and moveable-do with a la-based minor, the only one that is based on syntax is the moveable-do with a la-based minor.’
- ‘I find that the fixed-do solfege syllables work best for this.’
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