This might sound weird, but here goes:
I have started singing lessons. I was terrible. I still am, but have made tremendous progress in a short period of time (2 months). I used to think that I was completely tone deaf, but I actually realized I could sing in tune when focusing hard on "hearing" notes in my head, and then trying to reproduce the sound.
So I got very excited, and thought that it probably means I can end up singing well, if I work hard enough ("well" being defined as it's pleasant to hear for an average person).
Now I find myself at a stage where if I repeat many times 3 notes on the piano, I can actually "remember" the 3 notes in my head, and sing them in tune.
However, if it goes beyond 3 notes, I start to sing out of tune. I have the impression this is because beyond 3 notes, I am not able to "remember" accurately the notes in my head.
So I wonder if this is normal, or if I have a working memory problem, when it comes to hearing.
I would be grateful for any feedback on that subject. Some specific questions:
- Is what I am experiencing normal?
- Is it the right path to focus on trying to increase the number of notes I can "remember" accurately in my head?
- If yes, what is the most efficient way to go about increasing it?