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I'm looking on a voice (singing) a little like an instrument where you don't use muscles on fingers, but muscles inside your neck/throat.

I got some practice in playing bass (guitar/double-bass) and also I'm dancing/singin in folklore group (supported by cimbali band). From perspective of others, I/we 've found that I'm not able to sing clearly the melody (reproduce it, nor the pitch, by voice). However, in my head I can hear my voice as clear production of the "original" melody, which suits the singing/playing of others.

Getting bigger perspective, while playing the instrument, I can produce by ear the tones that fits the played song and this is also confirmed by others. Also, when hearing somebody else, I can hear if his voice/his playing is or isn't in tune.

Last, but not least, I haven't been playing any instrument in my early age and I haven't got any musical "leading" till my 20 years.

I cannot find what exactly is my issue with the hearing and I'd like to find out a way how to improve it.


Q is similar to this ( Unable to sing, but not tone deaf ), but I don't feel this is the same (even that I agree that the basic ear traning can help with the topic).

  • You say others indicate you cannot sing the melody clearly, but you hear your voice clearly in your head as a more accurate reproduction--are the others unable to hear you well because you sing too quietly, or do they think you sing the wrong notes? – Dekkadeci May 24 '18 at 15:08
  • It is about wrong notes, there is no issue in regards to volume level. – Tatranskymedved May 24 '18 at 15:11
  • Trying to confirm here: do you hear your own notes as wrong, or do you think you sing accurately? – Dekkadeci May 24 '18 at 23:07
  • I got feeling that I sing accurately. Tried also as 'bocca chiusa' (humming) with the same result. – Tatranskymedved May 25 '18 at 4:19
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Since you can't tell if you are singing right or wrong by your own, seems like your only option is to find a teacher (if not a formal one, some friend to guide you).

This way you will be able to learn by "brute force". What I mean is: you can be told to sing higher or lower to reach a certain note, and memorize it once you do, even if you don't understand it completely. With time you will make sense out of it and incorporate it.

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You can record your voice while listening to some song and then listen where did you went wrong (if at all). Also singing to a tuner helped me get the tone shifts more accurately. Maybe you hear the pitch after the tone is settled but the shift is not as good.

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