GNU Solfege

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GNU Solfege
Stable release 3.20.8 / January 13, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-01-13)
Preview release 3.21.3 / March 24, 2013; 2 years ago (2013-03-24)
Development status Active
Written in Python
Operating system Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux
Type Musical training software
License GNU 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 GNU/Linux,[1] 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. ^ Höpfner, Hagen (2006). "Learning music with GNU Solfege 3.0.0: Musical Training". Linux Magazine (62): 54–55. 

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