1) Check you are not actually Tone Deaf
Did you know that about 3% of people have something called tone deafness? It's a real condition that can make it tough to tell different musical notes apart. But don't worry - there's an easy test you can do to see if you're affected! Just listen to two different pitches (or notes), and see if you can tell that they sound different. If you can, then congratulations! You're probably not tone deaf.
2) Find your Range
Did you know that males and females have different vocal ranges, with females generally being able to hit higher notes than males? And within those categories, there are even more subcategories that define each person's unique range. If you're just starting out with singing and aren't sure where to begin, a great place to start is by figuring out which notes feel comfortable for you to sing without straining. This can help you get a better sense of your range and what types of songs might be best suited for your voice.
Are you ready to start exploring your singing abilities? A great way to begin is by trying to match a single note. You can use a piano, an app, or even a tuning fork to help you. If you have a friend who can sing, you could ask them to sing a note for you to try and match. Keep in mind, though, that it's important to remember your natural vocal range. Trying to hit notes outside of your range can be challenging and might cause strain on your voice.
4) Pitch Match Two Notes
Once you've matched a single note, it's time to take it up a notch! Try repeating the process with two notes that are close to each other in pitch. This can help you start to get a feel for the different notes in your range and how they relate to each other. Remember to take your time and practice at your own pace. With each step, you'll gain more confidence and get a better sense of what your voice can do.
5) Sing a Simple Song
Congratulations! You've taken the first steps towards discovering your singing abilities. Now it's time to put those skills to the test and sing one of the songs we use in our sessions. These songs are specifically chosen to be accessible, simple, and easy to replicate accurately. They'll give you a chance to practice your newly-found skills and have fun at the same time. Remember to take it slow, breathe deeply, and enjoy the process.