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Tone deafness is a real condition. It is part of a biological condition of the brain called amusia which encompasses a number of musical inabilities, including some related to rhythm rather than pitch. As part of amusia, tone deafness means that you are incapable of hearing the differences between musical pitches.
Hey, I’m 18 I always dream to become a Singer but am worry about my voice, so I try to take a vocal class but no vocal class in my places, I try many website to help myself out to make my voice clear but no way so please help me out,
@bobobobo, I agree with you to a point. But you don’t want to wait long before seeking a lesson or three from a teacher. Certainly don’t begin heavy practicing in earnest without seeking a teacher’s advice. I don’t think it’d be good advice to NOT practice… but take it easy, so you don’t harm your voice. – Josh Fields Sep 22 ’12 at 0:06
Start from an estimated guess as to what you feel the note sounds like to match pitch. Move the pitch of your voice up and down the scale as a siren until you match the desired pitch. You will be able to hear and feel when you meet this match.
In addition, if you haven’t taken any singing classes or lessons previously, then you might not know your full range. Your vocal range can change drastically as you learn how to sing, so don’t jump to conclusions until you’ve had some training.  
So we’re just going to do a little scale, singing on ahh. (Sings five notes and then plays the five notes on the piano.) And now, pretty good so far, now we’re going to go to a five-note scale. The challenge here is in the major scale. There is a whole note, whole note, half note, whole note series. The relationship between all those notes is not exactly the same, which is where most people tend to go off-pitch. And this is a little bit more advanced but I wanted to give it to you because I think it would be interesting for you to learn.
Hey Samuel, I listened to this from all the way in Australia. I thought it was well put together, the rhythm of the lyrics over the chords was great. I wouldn’t have had the lead guitar doodling in the verse tho. It didn’t seem well put together and the part before both singers dragged a little bit overall I thought it was pretty good and kept me entertained.
I can’t remember the last time I sang badly at karaoke. Unfortunately, that’s because whenever I do sing badly at karaoke – which is to say, whenever I try it – I am often so blindingly drunk that I mercifully manage to black out the entire sorry episode.
If you are even remotely considering college for vocal performance (or anything that involves voice work, to be frank) or trying to build a career as a professional Singer, you should start thinking about hiring a Vocal Coach immediately. It is only in your favor to begin learning at a very young age, and with every year you don’t have someone instructing you on how to best harness and hone your talents, the more difficult it may be to end up in the school you really want to attend when the time comes. Sure, there are those who can get in based solely on an incredible gift, but it’s always better to be prepared and to put in the work.

Don’t waste any time in starting the hunt for the perfect man or woman who will help you learn everything there is to know about singing, resting, warming up, and perhaps even the industry you’ve decided you may want to venture into. There is a lot riding on your education and a Vocal Coach is likely the first step in a long process. Therefore it’s understandable if you feel daunted by the prospect of starting your search for a coach but waiting doesn’t help anybody — especially you!
The cost of hiring a Vocal Coach varies based on a number of factors, including where you are at in the learning process (you can probably get away with someone who won’t charge quite as much when you’re new but that discount won’t last forever), where you’re based in the world, your age, any specific needs, and so on. You might be able to find someone who is also just beginning to work part-time as a Teacher for $20 an hour or if you’re finishing up school and you need to begin your life as a professional, you could easily spend more than $100 an hour per lesson.
You can find online exercises for this, especially increasing your upper range by learning the “mixed voice” register. However, it’s easy to strain your voice if you don’t know how to use your muscles properly. It’s best to ask a vocal coach for guidance, or to learn the amazing things you can do with your current range.
Some recognize notes and enjoy a melody, but say they can’t sing or play. I say you can sing and you can play. If you just follow the proper singing lessons and proper instrument basics, you can sing and play. It is not difficult but simple. All you have to do is to put some effort. Just to practice and that is all what matters.
A proper warm-up is incredibly important before using your voice, as is staying hydrated at all times, which keeps your vocal cords from getting irritated. You also might notice specific foods that affect your voice. Some singers find that they don’t perform well after eating or drinking dairy, for example.
In terms of daily diet, nothing special. If you are talking about what to eat before you sing, try to have a lot of water beforehand. It may not be good to load up on food, since you will be using your diaphragm a lot and it could cause your throat to become dry, irritated, or clogged. Also, avoid foods that produce gas, like soda and large meals. It’s awful when you sing something and you have to burp in the middle of it.
The final piece of the puzzle is flexible scheduling. It’s our mission to make Guitar Center vocal lessons accessible to anyone, so even if your timetable is jam-packed, we encourage you to get in touch and find out how we can work around your busy lifestyle to tailor a lesson plan to your personal scheduling needs. It’s the least we can do to make sure that music – and a newfound superstar singing voice – are well within the reach of everybody with the passion to realize his or her potential.
Every singer has a range of notes their voice is physically capable of producing. There are advanced techniques and long-term training which can extend this, but as a beginner you want to make sure you stay comfortable in your “easy” range. As soon as you start stretching your voice too high or too low your pitching will suffer (and so will your listeners!)
Okay, back to pitch. We’re going to sing center of pitch. What a lot of you are going to do, you’re going to slide into that note. You’re going to ah-uh-ah (sings at varying pitch). What I want you to imagine is, you’re going to aim right for the center of the bullseye. (Sings ah). And you want to imagine coming to it from above. Why is because the actually soft palette, which is inside the mouth, needs to lift for you to be able to hit center of pitch. That gets a little bit technical, but you can start taking lessons with a vocal coach to experience that more, because it’s really exciting when you start to make those changes and be more accurate with your pitch.
@naught101 My criticism isn’t on the contents of the book and I’m not addressing the possibility that it may be wrong, but rather on the presentation of the text (which is archaic and hard to read). Just try and read the text yourself. It’s not good studying to learn from something that’s hard to grok while there are much more suitable books out there written in modern English. That book is a piece of history that IMO is to be enjoyed by experienced musicians who really feel like a tour down history’s past, not something a beginner should learn from. – bobobobo Sep 23 ’12 at 14:28
Full disclosure, I’ve never been a real New Year’s Resolution kind of guy, but it makes for a catchy title, right? Well, I know that New Years is a time when many people rethink their priorities and make some changes in their life. And I’m all for that. Many people decide that they are going ……
“Aaron, I’m in the last week of the course and I just thought I’d say that the improvements I’ve seen are unlike anything I’ve ever expected!!! I thought I’d only sound this good in my dreams! It took me a little longer than most but I’ve finally seen the improvement I’ve been looking for!!! You’re awesome and thanks a bunch for creating this course!!!!”
Wondering how to be a better singer? There’s more to it than knowing how to use your voice. Read on as teacher Tony F. explains…   Do you love to sing? Is singing the first thing on your mind in the morning and the last thing at night? If you can answer yes to those questions, you might be what’s known as (cue the Star Wars theme music, maestro)… a singer. Symptoms may include: rocking your head to a favorite song as you sing along while driving down the road… an unbalanced a
I just had my first piano lesson with Robert where he worked to improve my piano playing technique as well as expand my skills into other areas such as improvisation. The lesson went very well. I look froward to expanding my skills in future lessons.
Preparing for an audition? Learn how to select your repertoire with these helpful tips from San Jose teacher Alison C.: Picking out the best song for a musical theater audition is one of the most crucial decisions you’ll make. Your selection must demonstrate not just what a great singer you are, but also your ability and appropriateness for the role you want, your professionalism, and your ability to follow direction.  Of course, once you have your song, you will need to rehearse and coach it t
In the Rockshow program, you are matched with other musicians at similar skill levels. With the help of an experienced band coach, your band will learn a few songs and get tips on performance techniques. After practicing two hours per week in one of our rehearsal rooms, your group will perform a concert on the last Saturday of the month.
Keep in mind though not to practice for long periods of time. Aim for anywhere between 30 to 60 minutes each day, and stop practicing as soon as you start to feel vocally fatigued, or ideally right before.
Cool to know it’s been helpful for actors as well! Some of the best voices I have heard in my life were people I met who studied acting, before that I never really gave a second thought to how voice development is definitely also so important for acting and not just for musicians.

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Andy has written, arranged, produced, performed and recorded for a variety of artists over the years including an original composition by world renowned jazz artist, Kurt Rosenwinkel, which was performed by Kurt himself along with the, Grammy award winning, Universi
Also, if someone seems to be asking for a bit too much per hour — perhaps they don’t have any actual real world experience or you can tell you won’t be working with them for a very long time — feel free to make them an offer lower than what they are asking. You never know when a Singer will accept your bid because they truly need the cash.
First off – this is an expensive program, especially with the monthly payments. But this is a great program developed by Brett Manning, nonetheless. Singers such as Taylor Swift and Hayley Williams of the band Paramore are among those who were trained by renowned coach Brett Manning.
Hey A’s Fluky, im anthony from fresno and would be more than happy to start something big. I’ve been looking all around for someone that is serious but just dont have enough thrive to actually become something
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Of course, it’s one thing to sing freely in a rehearsal room, quite another to do so in public. And so, two days later, I head to All Star Lanes in Brick Lane, London, to test out my new skills. The pressure’s on: standing in front of my audience of six friends, I suddenly know exactly how it feels to be Chris Martin surveying Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage crowd. But the pressure doesn’t last long. Less than a minute into my rendition of Don’t Stop and my friend Jim turns to me: “Have you been taking singing lessons?” For the first time in his life, he doesn’t appear to be taking the piss. The night is 60 seconds old and it’s already an unqualified success.
Cari Cole is a celebrity vocal coach and artist development expert who has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment business. From Grammy winners and American Idol finalists to rock star legends and emerging artists, Cari’s formula works.
Inhale slowly and suspend your breath for a second or two, then let the air out with a steady “hiss” sound. Listen to the hiss and make sure there are no bursts of air making the hiss louder or faster. Keep your exhalation steady.