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
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 15:08
  • It is about wrong notes, there is no issue in regards to volume level. Commented May 24, 2018 at 15:11
  • Trying to confirm here: do you hear your own notes as wrong, or do you think you sing accurately?
    – Dekkadeci
    Commented May 24, 2018 at 23:07
  • I got feeling that I sing accurately. Tried also as 'bocca chiusa' (humming) with the same result. Commented May 25, 2018 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.


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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