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    It's a little bit confusing. But the word does exist and means the same as Ti.

    Check http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Note#History_of_note_names for a description. And http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solfege for a more elaborate description along with some interesting trivia on how these words came to be.

    Si is kept in most romantic speaking countries, and then some more. I'm unsure why English speaking countries felt Si could be confused for So(l). But the noun is still existing notheless. Both because of the chromatic scale, and because my Webster's says so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    Si is kept in most romantic speaking countries, and then some more. I'm unsure why English speaking countries felt Si could be confused for So(l). But the noun is still existing notheless. Both because of the chromatic scale, and because my Webster's says so.
    Oh, I'm not doubting you. The dozens of Scrabble victims left in my wake can attest to that :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by medievalelks View Post
    Oh, I'm not doubting you. The dozens of Scrabble victims left in my wake can attest to that :-)
    Yah... if there is anything I learned from Scrabble, it's that almost any two letter combination makes a word.
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    Yah... if there is anything I learned from Scrabble, it's that almost any two letter combination makes a word.
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    Oh wait, is that also a word? I obviously do not play Scrabble.
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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
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    Oh wait, is that also a word? I obviously do not play Scrabble.
    Heh, not that I know of. I'm exagerrating when I say "almost any," however, there are certainly more two letter words than you would think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    Hmm... I see dictionary.com citing it as the definition, however, any place that you look up the gamut of notes, it will say "Ti"

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_scale

    Surely we can't argue with The Sound of Music...
    Si was the original name for the note (leading tone), but it was changed to Ti. Same with Do (tonic), which was originally Ut.

    Currently, Si is the solfege syllable for a raised dominant. An obvious application would be an augmented triad - (do mi si).

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