The Curwen Method, also known as the tonic sol-fa, was developed by John Curwen during the 1840s. It was adapted from Sarah Ann Glover's Manual of the Norwich Sol-fa System which was in turn based on Guido de Arezzo's system of notation. Curwen's method uses the sol-fa syllables (or solfège syllables) doh, ray, me, fah, soh, lah, te to signify pitch.
This Day in Music History: 1924 - Ferruccio Busoni died in Berlin, Germany. He was a composer and concert pianist of the 20th century who mainly wrote music for the piano and opera.