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Post by pianohama on Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:42 pm

does anyone have any good excercises for staying in pitch? I have a pretty good ear.. but I easily go flat in the middle of a sentence -.-
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Heres somePointers for Pitch, and hitting that high note that you struggle with :)

Post by Caitlyn Voice Major on Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:57 pm

If you have troubles singing high or low notes, or just staying on pitch here’s some pointers-
-If you sing sharp lower your chin a little bit (not a lot though because this can constrict the air flow), and lower your arms a little as well. Try opening your jaw just a little bit wider, as well as your throat.
-If you sing flat *Lift your eyebrows* I know it sounds goofy but it works, also you can try raising your arms a little, or smiling while you sing (make sure your still opening your mouth wide enough)
-If you have a high note that your having trouble with… DO NOT PUSH IT, or you may sound squawky and could even hurt your vocal cords, instead try closing your eyes, it often helps your body to find the proper pitch your looking for.

Unproper breathing can also cause loss of pitch control
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Post by Admin Andrew on Tue Oct 28, 2008 2:53 am

Caitlyn Voice Major wrote:If you have troubles singing high or low notes, or just staying on pitch here’s some pointers-
-If you sing sharp lower your chin a little bit (not a lot though because this can constrict the air flow), and lower your arms a little as well. Try opening your jaw just a little bit wider, as well as your throat.
-If you sing flat *Lift your eyebrows* I know it sounds goofy but it works, also you can try raising your arms a little, or smiling while you sing (make sure your still opening your mouth wide enough)
-If you have a high note that your having trouble with… DO NOT PUSH IT, or you may sound squawky and could even hurt your vocal cords, instead try closing your eyes, it often helps your body to find the proper pitch your looking for.

Unproper breathing can also cause loss of pitch control

Thanks Caity!! Very Happy I'm so happy to have you with us! Smile I don't know a thing about singing! Maybe I'll learn something from reading your posts!! Very Happy If you want to make a course or type out instructions etc, that way people can follow a program to start singing properly. ^_^ That's completely up to you of course. Anyway Thank you!! sunny

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Post by MysteriousGgirl on Fri May 15, 2009 8:31 pm

Unfortunatly I cant sing but I wish Sad

Can people learn to sing?? and how??
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Post by bjm362 on Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:38 am

MysteriousGgirl wrote:Unfortunatly I cant sing but I wish Sad

Can people learn to sing?? and how??

The born singer is a myth.Everyone that sings has to learn ,be it through formal or informal channels.
If you are really interested seek out an instructor!!!

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Post by jytte on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:47 pm

Yes, every singer has to learn how to use his/her voice. But first of all you have to actually have a voice. Not everyone does.

I used to sing in a choir as a kid (alto), but in my late teens I lost my voice due to an infection. Now I only sing when nobody can hear, and not often at that, as I actually loose my speaking voice as well if I sing too much. That sucks as I really love to sing, but now I can "sing" on my piano instead. That makes a huge difference in my life!

An instructor will be able to assess whether you have what it takes.

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Re: staying on pitch?

Post by VictorCS on Fri Oct 15, 2010 10:58 pm

I believe that most people can sing good/ in tune with practice, but singing good isnt the same as being a pop star, because you need to have it all, uniqe voice, a personality people like, a passion for it and ofcourse luck.

There are differences in how huge our range is from low to high, some have deep voices others have high voices. But dont tell me that that dude that sings like crap has been singing for several hundred hours. Or sure, he could've been singing for several hours a day for years but not improved. I guess you can play the piano for years and not improve either, if you dont try to improve.

You cant run 100 meters in under 9 seconds if you're not willing to push your body further, no need to be tall in NBA either ^_^
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Re: staying on pitch?

Post by Pitch on Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:23 pm

I will resist the urge to take this all personal...
Wink

(sorry for off-topic, that urge I can't resist in this case)

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Re: staying on pitch?

Post by Chris Marsden on Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:16 pm

pianohama wrote:does anyone have any good excercises for staying in pitch? I have a pretty good ear.. but I easily go flat in the middle of a sentence -.-

Hey Dude,

If you having pitch problem I have a couple of tips for you.

The first is to put a piece of cotton wool into your ear as you are singing. This will allow you to hear you voice louder.

The other is to use an auto pitch plugin for you recordings.

Good luck,

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