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I don't know if it can be learned. It was natural for me. I'm 73 years old now and have had a great career doing stuff that was both fun and easy for me. Thanks for your kind words, everyone. (A friend sent me your link). Bob Milne


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These are all good answers. There's one idea I haven't seen mentioned. I have read that when a professional pop singer os in the recording studio, the recording engineer sets him up in such a way that he can hear the accompaniment in his headphones, but he hears himself through his headphones with extra amplification. (For some reason, this apparently ...


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As a visual learner myself, I can see why this would seem appealing, but having tried it myself, I have to echo Some Dude's sentiment that you really don't need this. It might be neat to play with a few times, just to see what kind of fluctuation exists in your voice, but overall, its very unlikely to help you become a better singer. The reason is that if ...


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A way to get real time visual feedback would be to sing at an electronic tuner with a built in microphone. There are phone apps available for that, or dedicated devices for $10-20. It wouldn't record and graph, though.


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Get a teacher. You don't really need what you are asking for. You don't need to obsess over 1/100 tone fluctuations while you are, say, screwing up your voice. Without a teacher you can't possibly make a good use of the kind of software you are asking for anyway. You need to take EE 101 before using an oscilloscope, after all. I don't care how your mind ...


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I had a go on the website to whcih you referred - that's a great site ! I did quite well I think but it seems for me the larger intervals - 7ths / tritones etc are harder to get. I'm quite good at recognising chord structure and intervals in songs by ear. That's a bit different to the exercise on that website because there's generally a key and a context in ...


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Melody and harmony are highly intertwined. As such, I've found that practicing intervals as a function of harmony to be the most practical and useful way to work on ear training both personally and with students. I do this by singing against/with a drone; I personally use the Tuning CD ...


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To these excellent suggestions I would add -- every time you practice, don't just rely on the computer app and don't just rely on your singing voice and your ear. Also go to an instrument and play those intervals while you study. Pick any note at random and find the specific interval above and below. Train not only your voice and your ear, but also your ...


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Just commenting on the "which intervals to focus on first" part. Can't/Don't want to improve in JCPedroza's answer other than that. I disagree about all of the intervals being equal. Some of them are much more rare than others. Some are much easier than others. This isn't just individual taste, some are objectively cleaner than others because their ratios ...


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Any tips on how to make it sick, so to speak, when trying to internalize the distance between notes? There are three ways you can easily get those intervals in your head. Sing Singing the intervals will make learning them much more easier and effective. Try this before doing your interval exercises: Pick one interval you are having troubles with. ...


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There aren't any special intervals you should focus on. All of them are equally important. What you can do is to find songs you know, with melodies you can sing, and see what kind of intervals they use. This way you'll remember what the intervals sound like. Now, no one can really suggest these kind of songs to you. They have to be songs you know and ...


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Aural skills are vital for good musicianship and you need a structured, graded programme of study if you are serious about improving your aural awareness. The best ear training resource I have found is E-MusicMaestro Aural Test Training at http://e-musicmaestro.com/auraltests/ This one covers all aspects, it lets you know whether you are getting the answers ...


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I have great news for you! There are sooooo many tools readily available with a simple Google search. I suggest musictheory.net, but there are so many options if you look for ear training exercises. Here's a real tough exercise that I used to do for my musicianship class: Give yourself a starting pitch. Sing up a Perfect 5th Sing down a tri-tone ...



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