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I've always heard music playing in my head, even as a little kid (I'm now in my late 60s). My parents had the radio on a lot and there was usually some music in the background at home, pop, jazz, blues, as well as some classical. My mother liked to sing along with the radio tunes. The Catholic school I went to was big on music and taught us choral singing ...


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hitting the written notes is different than singing in pitch. In pitch means you are not slightly flat or slightly sharp. This is pretty easy to hear when you have a decent musical ear (ie you are not tone-deaf.) Most of the public can tell when someone is singing on pitch or not, cuz if they aren't, it sounds "off-key" (sour). As for the other thing, ...


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In Western music, based a 12 note chromatic scale, there are fixed frequencies that are named notes. Picking an octave at random, and using A4 = 440 Hz as a reference, here are some frequencies in Hz (that is, oscillations per second) C4 261.63 C#4 277.18 D4 293.66 D#4 311.13 E4 329.63 F4 349.23 F#4 369.99 G4 392.00 G#4 415.30 A4 440.00 ...


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Well, there are only 12 correct pitches per octave. If you are not on pitch, you are more likely than not somewhere else. Imagine a target range with 30 equally-spaced popup rods you have to hit as they go up randomly. Afterwards the judge, not knowing which rods went up and when, gets to tell you how good your aim is. He'll be able to tell you if you ...


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It is possible that some few people in this world are tone deaf and can not achieve this for various reasons either ear and or brain related. For the rest of us it is achieved through one of two skills, tone comparison and perfect pitch. Imagine the music in a horror movie (a great example is the shower scene from psycho). Hearing even the slightest ...


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The easiest way to check if someone is in pitch is to play on a keyboard the vocal line from the sheet music along with the vocalist and record both you and the vocalist. You may need to adjust what you play to fit the notes that the singer is attempting to hit. Then listen to the recording. Any place where the played note and the sung note sound ugly is ...



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