GNU Solfege

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GNU Solfege
Stable release
3.23.4 / June 24, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-06-24)[1]
Written inPython
Operating systemMicrosoft Windows, OS X, Linux
TypeMusical training software
LicenseGNU General Public License

GNU Solfege is an ear training program written in Python intended to help musicians improve their skills and knowledge. It is free software and part of the GNU Project.

GNU Solfege is available for Linux,[2] Windows, and OS X.


  • Recognize melodic and harmonic intervals
  • Compare interval sizes
  • Sing the intervals the computer asks for
  • Identify chords
  • Sing chords
  • Sing tone from chords: root, third, fifth, etc.
  • Scales
  • Dictation
  • Rhythm dictation
  • Remembering rhythmic patterns
  • Theory: name intervals and scales
  • Cadences
  • Intonation
  • Identify harmonic progressions

This software was made in such way that it is possible for the user to customize the existing exercises or create new ones.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cato Amundsen, Tom (24 June 2016). "[Solfege-announce] New devel release: GNU Solfege 3.23.4". Solfege-announce (Mailing list). Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  2. ^ Höpfner, Hagen (2006). "Learning music with GNU Solfege 3.0.0: Musical Training". Linux Magazine (62): 54–55.

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