I am practicing singing and trying to achieve the notes .I am using garage band , trying to hit the c3 note(vocal training). Is there any way to check the frequency of my "vocal pitch" in garage band.

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    How about using a tuner app for your phone? Or does it have to be in GarageBand?
    – endorph
    Nov 8, 2016 at 4:28
  • Theres are a couple apps (Vocalist Lite) that can figure out the pitch through your smartphone or mac, read this reddit.com/r/singing/comments/2dboa6/… Nov 8, 2016 at 22:14

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What you're looking for is a tuner. They will tell you how close to the pitch you are.

Google tells me that GarageBand has a tuner. I do not have a Mac, so I can't verify this.

You could also consider a tuner on your phone. My iPhone-wielding friends have generally recommended ClearTune (also Android). I tend to use gStrings. Be careful when googling that.

Finally, you could always use a good old hardware tuner. Available from your friendly local music store (or the interwebs) for a few tens of dollars.

  • Good old hardware tuner will be most accurate as the harware is optimized for this purpose, while any app will be limited by the accuracy in the phone/device microphone where the harware is general use.
    – awe
    Feb 7, 2017 at 10:37
  • @awe I feel that the microphone on my phone is going to be no worse than the one in a $20-30 piece of hardware, surely? And the signal processing chain should have comparable accuracy, if the app developers know what they are doing. I'm aware that might be a big assumption.
    – endorph
    Feb 7, 2017 at 20:29

Had the same problem a while back.

You can install an app if you are using a mac or iphone that can return your pitch. They are surprisingly accurate for what they are.

Here's a blog about the subject.

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