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January 2022

Ask Aureus: 5 Way To Sing In Tune

To sing in tune is one of the most fundamental aspects of singing. For some people, singing in tune is very easy, and that’s because they can naturally match what they hear to their singing. However, for some people, it might be a little bit harder. Luckily enough, singing in tune is a skill that can be mastered through consistent practice and self-awareness! Here are 5 ways to know how to hit the right key in order to sing well.


Practice with a Digital Tuner or an App

Part of learning how to sing is developing one’s aural awareness. This is so that you can diagnose yourself whether or not you are singing in tune. Fortunately, we now have devices that can tell us whether the voice is too “sharp” (above the desired pitch) or “flat” (below the desired pitch). A digital tuner will tell you exactly whether you are correctly on the pitch or not. If you are matching the pitch, you’ll hear and feel a consonance. Consonance is a sound that feels like your voice is completely blended into the piano’s note.


Record And Listen To Yourself

Professional singers and teachers all around the world make use of recording equipments and voice note apps to record their own singing and demos. Most smartphones have recording devices, but if you’re really serious about getting a clear recording, you can also invest in a professional, portable recording device. Try singing a short song while recording yourself and listen to yourself afterwards; then, note down the parts of the song where you think you could have improved. This a one very good way to check if you sing in tune.


Gain Confidence By Singing In The Shower

You read that right! Singing in the shower provides you the perfect confidence booster. Confidence is one of the most important traits to have when it comes to singing, whether for yourself, family or in front of a crowd. In order to build confidence, one should definitely try bringing a full performance in the cubicle. Your voice sounds better and the hot vapours that arise from the hot shower preps your vocal cords for a superstar showdown. The echo travels about your little concert hall and lets you hear yourself clearly. Through this, you feel and listen better to yourself when you are singing. Who knows, you might also gain a few fans in your building!


 

Check Your Posture

Learning good singing posture is one of the most important aspects of learning how to sing. Having bad posture can affect the voice and cause you to sing out of tune – better posture means better control of one’s voice. Standing up straight (but not stiff) with feet slightly apart, shoulders relaxed, knees unlocked, and the chin parallel to the floor is a good place to start.


Sign Up For Singing Lessons

The BEST way to improve your singing is to find a professional voice teacher. Singing in tune involves both heightened aural awareness as well as healthy vocal technique. All of which can only be honed properly with a knowledgeable and experienced instructor. Look no further than to sign up for voice lessons at Aureus Academy! With a pool of talented and patient teachers, you will find the perfect person to polish your singing and aural skills to the next level. Find out more about singing lessons with Aureus Academy today. Call 3158 5811 or click here to book a free trial lesson.

Jacklyn Lee

Jacklyn is a Copywriter with Aureus Group, and making words flow to the sound of music is just about her thing! She hopes that her writing will be able to influence more people into experiencing the magic that music can bring. When Jacklyn is not crafting quirky and fun paragraphs or one-liners for work, she will be scrolling and swiping around for the next social media trend, singing for her neighbours from her living room, binging on Netflix or deep diving into the world of music and performing arts.