Posted in Category Technique and Style
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    Tiffani 4 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?

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    Camille van Niekerk 4 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:

    And here's a warmup routine for improving intonation:

    Good luck!


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