I am trying to become decent at singing, and I have noticed some difficulties in matching pitch, if I try to sing AFTER the note was played.
I try to reproduce that with an example here, of a computer-generated voice singing a note, and me trying to reproduce it:
If I sing during the note, then it becomes very easy, because it resonates very clearly when I am finally on pitch:
I have noticed this problem to be worse depending on the timbre. If I try to match the pitch of a female voice singing one octave above mine (I am a man), then often times, I struggle a lot. If I try to match the note on a piano, it is much less acute, though still not easy to me unless I sing during the note.
Is that expected for a beginner singer, or does it point to a specific difficulty that I have? Any suggestion on a good way to solve that problem?