Thursday, September 30, 2010

How To Sing 'On Key'

One of several earliest lessons you'll get after proper breathing and posture is how to "sing on key". At the beginning, all but the most musically gifted singers won't have the normal "ear" for music that allows them to hear when they are on or off key.How to Sing and Play Guitar

Before You Start

Before you do anything, you must assure your body has been carefully taught how to prepare for singing. It's like basics in sport. Without the ability to mindlessly dribble the basketball, a player will never learn how to crossover or pass.

Matching Pitch

For most people, it's just only practice. With adequate time singing and listening to your notes, you should be able to develop a strong, persistent singing voice on key.

First off, you'll need an instrument. This will offer the reference you need to understand notes and sing along with them. Whether you know how to read music or not, you should learn how to play a few basic scales on a piano or guitar to help with this.

Now, hold a note for one or two seconds and try to match your voice to the note. At the start, you may not be able to recognize or match them together. To help, get a recorder and start recording each of these sessions. For each note, you should record for at least 1 minute.

Good Practice

Miserably, there are no secrets to obtaining great pitch. It's all about practice. However, there are certain orders in which to practice. I recommend starting with a simple note, such as C or E and working your way up and down the scale from there.

If your voice cannot reach the note you start with, reduce the octave by at least one so you are contented. Later, you can work on stretching your range, but for now focus only on getting the notes you are comfortable with correct.

After a while, with enough practice and steady use of that voice recorder, you should have the capacity to pinpoint the right note almost immediately, remaining on key throughout no matter of who is playing the music or what octave it is in.

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