Singing Tips - do you think you sing out of tune?
Singing is really therapeutic ...
So what's stopping you?
Have you been told that you sing out of tune?
Or that you're tone deaf?
Tuning problems may be quite easy to fix:
It is not our normal state to sing out of tune
One problem may simply be that you have learned the notes incorrectly.
- Go back and listen to the song you have the problem with.
- Really listen - don't sing along with it.
- Just listen.
- Then repeat the problem phrase until you feel you've got closer to it.
- Now ... tape yourself ... on your phone or whatever you have handy.... is it a bit closer?
This is important : Women and men usually sing in different keys, so it is vital that you listen to someone in the same key as you - so if you're a woman, make sure you listen to a woman singing the song; and if you're a man listen to another man singing it.
If you're still unsure, ask a friend that you trust to listen to you singing the phrase... and just keep singing for yourself, or join a choir and get that muscle working ... You'll be amazed at how your confidence will grow and how much better you'll feel.
Has that fixed your problem?
Other possible reasons for singing out of tune:
Over projecting - trying to hit the back wall of the hall with your voice .... do you still have your old school teacher in your head telling you to sing out? If you change your focus of where you're singing to .... say, aim for the front row of the imaginary audience ... you'll find that you'll stop singing sharp.
Coffee - too much coffee before you sing will make you jumpy and behave overly nervous and out of breath ... this again can make you sing sharp if you're not aware.
and the converse
Worrying about what your voice will sound like can stop you projecting at all and make you sing flat.
Let me know how you get on....