Just found this site. I'm an adult piano beginner. I just started studying music for the first time in my life about a year ago and am loving it. It's fascinating. I've been taking piano lessons.
So my question revolves around voice and ear training. I've been watching "The Voice" this season. After some performances one of the judges will say something like "You hit all the notes correctly", or "Your pitch was perfect", or "You were sharp in places" etc. I understand what all that means. But my question is HOW? How does the judge know whether they sing each note perfectly the entire song? And sometimes the judge doesn't even know the song! So how would they know what the notes are supposed to be? This is just mind boggling to me. I've looked at sheet music before with the vocal line. It seems to be different pitches than the actual accompanying music. So how can one know that the singer is hitting the notes or not? Is that possible? And is this something I can train myself to do? I think I have good ear, but have no idea how to know how to listen to determine if a singer is hitting the notes correctly. I listen to their performances but have no idea if they are hitting the notes perfectly. How does one do that? Thanks!