When you study music on high school, college, music conservatory, you usually have to do ear training. Some of the exercises, like sight singing, is easy to do alone. But often you have to be at least two people, one making questions, the other answering.
This is ok, as long as both have time to do it. And if you sit in your room, practicing your instrument many hours a day, it can be nice to see other people :-) But my experience when I got my education, was that most people were very busy and that it was difficult to practise regularly. And to get really good results, you should practise a little almost every day. Not just a session before your next ear training lesson.
GNU Solfege tries to help out with this. With Solfege you can practise the more simple and mechanical exercises without the need to get others to help you. Just don't forget that this program only touches a part of the subject.
For the latest and greatest about Solfege, please check out www.solfege.org.
The tarball of stable releases is available from ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/solfege/, and unstable releases from ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/solfege/. Read more about CVS access here.
Binary packages and SRPMs are sometimes available from this page at Sourceforge.
Debian package for woody and sarge is only a
apt-get install solfegeaway.
Please send inquiries about GNU and the FSF to
Free Software Foundation Voice: +1-617-542-5942 59 Temple Place - Suite 330 Fax: +1-617-542-2652 Boston MA 02111-1307 USA E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send broken links and other web page corrections (or suggestions) to
Please see the Translations README for information on coordinating and submitting translations.
Copyright (C) 2000, 2004
Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston,
MA 02111, USA
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire article is permitted in any medium without royalty provided this notice is preserved.
Updated: $Date: 2004/04/01 00:24:40 $ $Author: derekgnu $