Sometimes it is good to just slow down and concentrate on doing something of high quality in our vocal warm up rather than just singing through a lot of exercises, (a lot of exercises is also good for different reasons of course- try Voice Lessons To Go). To help fine tune your voice and your ear, I created the attached video. Keep in mind what is key in this exercise is to take your time through it and really be sure that you are matching the pitches you sing to the pitches on the instrument you are playing along to.
click here to watch the video: singing voice lesson- ear training
Sing in the center of the pitch is something I say in this video. It becomes especially evident when singing something like a Major scale filled with both half and whole steps that precise pitch is imperative. Think of each pitch as a bullseye- you want to hit the center target point. Don’t let your sound go under or over the central point. That is what people refer to as singing flat or sharp.
Other then centered pitch, pay attention to the sound quality of each tone of the scale. Is it to far back, to swallowed, to bright, to breathy? Work on your sound quality with each tone through the scale.
Something as simple and common as a Major scale is a great way to work on your tuning and improve your vocal quality.
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