Originally Posted by bigboy_78
Everyone recommends singing intervals as well as playing them. I’ve never been much of a singer. I’ll smash Karaoke all night, but I can mainly speak in time. I’ve been attempting to sing lately but I have trouble hearing the notes I’m singing if that makes sense.
Any tips on how to hear the pitch? I assumed it would be as easy as tuning my guitar. Play note, sing note. If it doesn’t sound the same, try again, but I can’t even tell if I’m close. Am I doing it wrong?
Not wrong, just need something to register how close your vocal note is. If you have an acoustic tuner like the Intellitouch - put the clip part in your mouth and sing the note. The tuner will display the note sung and then also give you if they are flat, sharp or dead on.
I just tried it. Looks like I did better with the C scale, I thought D was my key, but, I seemed to handle the C scale better. I won't go into how many of the notes were flat....... LOL
Use your method of sounding a note on your instrument and then singing that same note with the Intellitouch and see how close you were to what your instrument did -- were you sharp, flat or dead on.
I do not have a plug in tuner handy, but, I think you can sing into it unplugged and get a reading. Worth a try.