Sharp/FlatPosted in Category Technique and Style
TTiffani 3 years ago
Hi! I've been recording myself sing, and I've noticed that I sound sharp or flat on some notes. Do you have any tips to fix this?
CCamille van Niekerk 3 years ago
Hi, Tiffani! The solution will depend on why you're going sharp or flat. Some things to consider are:
1. Are you breathing right before the phrase in question, so you're properly supported?
2. Are you in the correct register for your range?
3. Is the vowel causing issues? (Try a different vowel shape and see if it's easier, then modify toward that vowel)
4. Is there a tricky leap leading up to that pitch? (If so, isolate that leap and practice singing it in tune)
Most intonation issues have to do with your ear: get into the habit of singing the correct pitches in your head before you sing aloud. We call that "audiating", and it's immensely helpful in preparing for a pitch and executing it well.
This tutorial has more tips on correcting sharpness and flatness: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/key-to-perfect-pitch-and-intonation/1
And here's a warmup routine for improving intonation: https://www.30daysinger.com/tutorial/practice-routine-for-better-intonation-singers-who-struggle-with-pitch/1