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Sing on pitch - 30 days Hacks for Overcoming Singing Off

teacher avatar Jonathan Enabulele, Voice coach, Singer and Music Director

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Lessons in This Class

36 Lessons (47m)
    • 1. DAY 1: Introduction

      1:58
    • 2. Possible causes for singing off

      2:22
    • 3. Getting Feedback

      1:40
    • 4. Hearing Pitch_ Ex 1-6

      2:00
    • 5. DAY 2-9: Matching pitch Intro

      1:41
    • 6. Matching Pitch - Digital Tuner

      1:39
    • 7. Matching Pitch_Ex 7-13

      1:17
    • 8. DAY 10-16: Hearing Interval Intro

      0:56
    • 9. Unison _Ex 14

      1:25
    • 10. Major 2nd_Ex 15

      1:16
    • 11. Major 3rd_Ex 16

      1:16
    • 12. Perfect 4th_Ex 17

      1:16
    • 13. Perfect 5th_Ex 18

      1:38
    • 14. Octave_Ex 19

      1:28
    • 15. Exercise 20a - Female only

      0:38
    • 16. Exercise 20b - Male only

      0:38
    • 17. Interval Test

      2:23
    • 18. DAY 17-20: Scales Intro

      0:33
    • 19. Exercise 21a- female only

      1:26
    • 20. Exercise 21b - Male only

      1:26
    • 21. Exercise 22a- female only

      0:55
    • 22. Exercise 22b - Male only

      0:54
    • 23. DAY 21-24: Arpeggios Intro

      0:37
    • 24. Exercise 23

      0:55
    • 25. Exercise 24

      0:55
    • 26. Exercise 25

      0:55
    • 27. Exercise 26

      0:55
    • 28. DAY 25-30: Chord picking Intro

      1:11
    • 29. Exercise 27

      0:45
    • 30. Exercise 28

      0:43
    • 31. Exercise 29

      0:49
    • 32. Exercise 30

      0:44
    • 33. Exercise 31

      0:44
    • 34. Exercise 32

      0:48
    • 35. Sing to a given key

      3:37
    • 36. BONUS: Vocal warm up

      2:27
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Sing on pitch - 30 days Hacks for Overcoming Singing Off

This is a perfect course for you if you're struggling to sing on pitch/key or you want to improve your ability to sing on pitch. The next 30 days will be amazing as you take this journey.

Over the years, I have taught lots of singers who can't sing on pitch and those who wish to improve their hearing skills. I'm going to show you simple yet effective and efficient exercises that I have used on all my students (children and adults inclusive)

After this class you’ll :

  • STOP singing off and embarrass yourself before people and, START singing confidently without fear of being mocked for singing off.

  • STOP depending on auto-tune to correct your pitch. If you depend so much on auto-tune what happens when you are required to sing live?¬† START singing on pitch accurately either in the studio or live.

  • STOP being ignorant of why off occurs and, START getting aware of when it occurs, why it occurs and how to prevent it

  • STOP acting like an amateur singer who people find unpleasant to listen to and, START being a professional singer who people find irresistible

OTHER ADDED BENEFITS:

  • Learn to sing to a chord played

  • How to use breath support

  • How to core songs the right way to avoid sing off

  • How to warm-up your voice before singing

Your Journey starts now. TAKE A STEP!

If you have tried other course and it didn't work, TRY THIS

Give me 30 days and see how you will dramatically change your life; confidence restored, being that you no longer sing off.

Here is an opportunity for you to make a difference and stop singing off forever!

One good thing that makes this course different from any other self- taught course is that we put into consideration, ways in which students can measure their successes while they study by themselves. You can use any of the options of getting feedback as described in this course, this will help you ascertain when you're doing an exercise correctly or not.

Though ear training takes time and consistency, you will start making progress from your very first lesson.

Enroll Today!!

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Jonathan Enabulele

Voice coach, Singer and Music Director

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Hi! my name is Jonathan Enabulele. I'm the founder and Director of SingPRO Music Academy. I'm a voice coach with great passion to help singers achieve their dreams. I'm also a per-certified level 2 voice coach of Modern Vocal training, Spain.

Apart from teaching solo- artiste, I also teach choirs.

It will be a great honor to work with singers of any level

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1. DAY 1: Introduction: Hi, you're struggling to sing on key or pitch Do you always go off? Whenever you sing? Have you been told that you are singing off, but you are not aware? Or you always change from one key to another. Whenever you sing, you could use up to like four keys in one song. I, you will begin in singer and wish to sing more on pitch. Then this course is for you. Hi, my name is Jonathan. I'm a singer, a music director, and a voice coach. Over the years, I've helped lots of singers who struggled to seeing on pitch. So if you have an issue with singing on peach, you are in the right place. In this course, I'll be showing you simple and efficient exercises that will get your ears are tuned to enable you to sink more accurately on peach. You will start by learning some reasons why often nodes are called, then you will practice hearing difference, get into no more than off note sounds like and what a no that is on pitch sounds like muscle. You will learn to sing in tune with any nodes given by trying to match your voice, a node or a template. You also learned scales and arpeggios to further broaden your understanding of how musical nodes connect with each other. Furthermore, you abuse your listening skills by practice into yen nodes that is within a code. All of this will prepare you to sing songs more accurately on pitch. At the end of this lesson, us better to record any song of your choice and send it to me for feedback. Now, if you're ready, I am ready. I can't wait to start working with you. See you in class. 2. Possible causes for singing off: Hi. Now let's talk about why singer sings of. And one of those reasons is because the singer is singing out of range. It's important that you know your range. Your range is the lowest and the highest note that you can possibly see. So it's important that you find your wrench so that you can avoid sinking outside your range and avoid sinking of. Another reason for singing off. It's the inability to not listen enough. When is Singer does only seen enough? There's a high possibility for that singer to sing off. There are two things involved. It's either you're not familiar with the song or you can't hear yourself properly due to bad sound system. Or you are too in haste to sink, instead of waiting on internalizing the sound before trying to sink. So this show that, you know your song, phrase by phrase, note for note, before trying to seeing them on stage. And also be sure that you have a good sound engineer to make sure that your sound is in order. Another reason for singer singing, oh, it's bad vocal technique. When your sound is under or over supported in terms of breath and Moses of the voice, you are likely to sink of. So you must make sure that you have a solid vocal technique that helps you to keep your sound supported. Just the right amount of support that is needed to produce your highs and your loan notes. Another reason for singing, singing all can be lack of training. So there's a need to train your ear to become familiar with various peach, with various nodes are various intervals. This is what the straining is aimed art. By the end of this lesson, you'll be able to sing more accurately on pitch. 3. Getting Feedback: Hi, get some feedback. As you go through this course is very important. You need to know when you're doing the SSIs is right for when you're doing it wrong. Yeah, three ways through which you can get feedback. One way is to ask a friend. If you have a friend that is musical, father knows something about music, you can simply parks the friends to mentor you, to hear you as you do the exercises and tell you when you're doing it wrong and when you're doing it right. Another way to get the feedback is to use a digital tuner. A digital tuna is an app that you can install on your phone. So when you're seeing a particular nodes, it has you, the exact note that you're seeing in and it tells you how flat and how sharp the analytes. So simply go to your app store and download a digital tuner. Because you can try as many as possible and see the one as easy for you to use. Another way to get feedback is to get a coach. You can have a one-on-one lesson with one of our coaches are the discounted fee. So if you want to get into our feedback program, simply contact us at same PRO Music Academy at gmail.com. And we will get in touch with you and give you the needed steps that you need to take. Now let's go into the course. 4. Hearing Pitch_ Ex 1-6: Hi, What is a peach? Peach is a degree of lowness or highness of a tilt. So in this exercise, I'm going to play two tones or two notes together or separately. And you want to tell you the first note is higher. Law. All if they are the same. For example, the first node is lower. The notes are the same. This and again, the first note is higher. So in the following exercises, least seen to both note. If the first note is higher and the second in the first note is law. In the second, All IV, the first note is the same as the second note. 5. DAY 2-9: Matching pitch Intro: Hi, this session involves much in your voice. So in notes or its own fleet. For example. You can hear that the note, our singing was the same as what is being played. Now this time, I'm gonna sink in different node for what is being played to show you what an off note sounds like. The the now you can hear that That sounds off. Now, listen to the correct note. A. So as you go through this SSIs does show that you listen very well to the nodes that is being played. Sing that note and check with your digital tuner. Even know that you're singing is accurate. You can use any vows like a AEIOU with a combination of a consonant, like a G or L. By the end of this lesson, you should be able to know what off notes sounds like and be able to correct them. 6. Matching Pitch - Digital Tuner: Hi. So I want to show you how to use a digital tuner, okay, for the exercises. And the first thing you have to do is to open your digital. Now you see that as I'm talking, the name of the node is showing at the top of the screen. And what this is showing is at 0, it means I am on exact pitch, but tours 10, 20, 30 sharp. Towards the minus side, I'm flat, okay, from the original key. So now if you want to use your desert, you know, to go through the match and peach SSIs, or you have to do is to go to the top of the ds2 now to this icon that looks like a D, the very top and click it opens a space. Now you are to click on any of the key that you're working on. So if I click on the a again, so I click on the a. So I'll go back our sin that sin knows. You see, it's showing a, so it means I'm correct this how to use your ds2 now. So any node that you sink will show or will display on the screen of the ds2. Now. 7. Matching Pitch_Ex 7-13: Hi, vis SSIs involves much in your voice with the notes played as explained in the introductory part of the story. Also, you can solve. Your duties are to no change in the octane and moving from one node to the other with the other benefits of checking, even though you're singing is wrong or right within the digital tuner. 8. DAY 10-16: Hearing Interval Intro: Hi. Now you know how to match your voice with a note or its own plate. Let's take the string further by learning intervals. What is an interval? Intervals refers to the distance between two musical notes. They are basically 12 intervals and each has a name. In this session. You're going to learn. So yeah, and sing six of them using numerals and songs. The essence of this exercise is to bring you to a place of awareness, being aware of the relationship between musical notes instead of doing a guesswork. Now, if any of the intervals seem difficult for you, you can simply skip it and revisit it later on. 9. Unison _Ex 14 : Hi. Now the first interval you're going to learn is a unison. Unison means same notes or notes that sounds the same. So I'm going to use the song Jingle bell to help you recognize this intro. Jingle. Jingle bell. As you can get all the nodes that are just sound are the same. Gene go, Jean go. So as you go through this exercise and the other lessons, be sure to pay attention to how OneNote relates to the other. Why? 10. Major 2nd_Ex 15: Hi. Now our next interval is a major second, and it is two steps from any starting note. And the song we're using, we'll be happy birthday, happy birthday to you. And the major second is between the happy and the birth, had the same note, unison had the bird. The bird is a major second. The Red Day, 1, 1, 2. 11. Major 3rd_Ex 16: Hi, how Nest intergral is a major thought. Any of these four notes from any starting points, our interval recognition song would be GloVe or no power, majesty glow, reorder, power, majesty, the onto God, a man. So glow, WE is a major third One, 23. 12. Perfect 4th_Ex 17: Hi. The perfect fourth is five steps from any starting notes. And we are going to use the song Amazing grease to help us recognize this interval. The interval is between R and S. Phase 1 four. 13. Perfect 5th_Ex 18: Hi, a perfect fifth is seven steps from any starting nodes. As you can see on your screen. We'll be using the song, twinkle, twinkle little stars. Twinkle, twinkle little star. The first two notes in unison, singing Cole, swinging coal. And the perfect fifth is between CO2, E0, 3, 5. So. 14. Octave_Ex 19: Hi, unless in Java is an octave, an octave, these 11 steps from any starting nodes, and we are using the song somewhere over the rainbow. So, so the interval lies between some way. So. 15. Exercise 20a - Female only: 1112131312. 16. Exercise 20b - Male only: 12131414141312. 17. Interval Test: Hi guys. Let me quickly show you how to do the interval texts. So as you can see, this is IA gene for Android users. So you go to the interval tab which is open right now, then go to Java identification. So this such that, and then the formula you sell it, the intervals you've learned. And so we have learned humanism. Major second, major third, perfect fourth, perfect fifth, and perfect octave. So once you're done with that, press, I'll click Select. Okay. I think you don't have to do anything. Yeah, just press. Okay. All right. Now, he says click the arrow to start. If you want to hear it again, you can click this circle at the bottom. So that sounds like yeah, thus for it. So it's got to go to the nest. Click the arrow again. This sounds like perfect fourth. Good. I want to hear it again. Yeah, It sounds like or twinkle. Perfect fifth. Yeah, that's a perfect fifth. Sounds like unison. So that's how you going to do it. And then just test your ear, okay, and see what you can come up with. Okay, you don't have to get it all the time, but just keep testing. 18. DAY 17-20: Scales Intro: Hi. Now that you can hear a much a tone with your voice, Let's take the streaming further. By learning skills. A skill is a graduated sequence of notes, stones, or interval, dividing what is called an octave, or major scale. And pentatonic scale had the skills that we are going to learn in this section. 19. Exercise 21a- female only: Dog with me, with me, with the weirdo. Dogs, me, me, me, me weird. 20. Exercise 21b - Male only: Hey, yes. 21. Exercise 22a- female only: Dong, dong, dong, dong, dong. Me with the doorway, me saw me with the maze. Saw me with doorway, me saw me with. 22. Exercise 22b - Male only: No, no, no. Do Re Mi with them? When he saw me with the amaze. Me when they saw me with 23. DAY 21-24: Arpeggios Intro: Hi. Arpeggios refers to the notes of a code played separately. Horizontal. This is a colon. But if I played this way, that's an op-ed. You, these SSIs gets you prepaid for the next lesson, which is called peaking. In this lesson, you'll become aware of the notes that makes up a major and a minor cold. So mess going to this as science. 24. Exercise 23: Me me me saw me. So ME saw saw me. Though. Ne saw saw me though. 25. Exercise 24: So saw me me me me though. Though saw ME DO DO DO DO. 26. Exercise 25: La, la, la, la. Hi. 27. Exercise 26: Hello. Let me draw the door. 28. DAY 25-30: Chord picking Intro: Hi. In previous lesson, you learned about Apigee use notes that makes up a major and a minor chord. Now, in this lesson, I'm going to play a full chord, a major and a minor code. And you are to pick up the notes. That makes up the code, for example. So I can yeah. Yeah, there's a note. So once you pick a note from the call that displayed, simply pause the video and open your detached unit. Then sing that note that you picked out from the code. And see if the knots that is showing on your digital tuner is the same as what is displayed on the screen of this video. 29. Exercise 27: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of the session for the following exercises, you want to pick out the highest note from the cold plate. After picking out from the core, use your digital tuner to check that you're seeing in is the same as what is displayed on this video. 30. Exercise 28: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of this session for the following exercises, you want to pick out the lowest note from the chord played. Now, after picking out the node from the court, please use your digital tuner to check if the nodes that you are singing is the same as what is displayed on this video. 31. Exercise 29: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of the session for the following exercises, you want to pick out the middle notes from the cold plate. That is the node in between the highest and the lowest note of the chord. After picking out from the use your digital to check that you are seeing is the same as what is displayed on this figure. 32. Exercise 30: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of the session for the following exercises, you want to pick out the highest note from the cold plate. After picking out from the core, use your digital tuner to check that you are seeing in is the same as what is displayed on this video. 33. Exercise 31: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of this session for the following exercises, you want to pick out from the code. Now, after picking out the node from the court, please use your digital tuner to check if the nodes that you are singing is the same as what is displayed on this video. 34. Exercise 32: Hi, as explained in the introductory part of the session for the following exercises, you want to pick out the middle notes from the cold plate. That is the node in between the highest and the lowest note of the chord. Digital. To check that you are seeing is the same as what is displayed on this figure. 35. Sing to a given key: Hi. In this lesson, you will learn about singing a song on a given key. Now the overall goal of this training is to get you to sing songs on peach. So how would you do this? Let's say I tell you to sing happy birthday on a C major key. The first thing you need to do is to play the root chord of the key. And in this case, it would be a C major chord. So these are C major chord. Again. Now, the next thing to do is to try to figure out by ear, the note within the chord or the key thus see sway with the song you want to sync. So again, this is a C Major. Again. Happy birthday to you. So the first node off the song is, and that's the fifth note of a chord. Now, I'm going to sing it on F-major. Happy birthday to you. So the first node is half. Alright, so let me go to another key. And this time I'm going to play a B major. Happy birthday to you. Does a key. Alright, so at one monkey, I'm going to sing it on F-major. Happy birthday to you. This is how you're going to listen to the court. Be sure that you listen enough. Now this should come easily for you if you already know how to pick notes from a given cord. In the next lesson, tried to sing happy birthday on the given key. In order for you to know if you're seeing on the right key, you can send me a recording or use your digital tuner. Sing the song to a key played sustained the first node of the song. So like an example, is the first node of the song, Happy Birthday. Then sustain that note, sustain the first note of the song. And then use your digital tuner to check what notes it is. If it is the same as what is displayed on the SSIs, it means that you're seeing in, in the right key. If not, keep trying on to get it right. 36. BONUS: Vocal warm up : Hi, quickly. I want to show you some exercises for warming up your voice. So one is a liberal. You can try it. And also you can use humming. You can also try straw in a cup of water and just seeing through the straw and make sure the water bubbles and there's no air escaping through your nose. You can block your nose with your hand. Okay. And make sure there's no air escaping through your nose. And also amount apart from through the straw. Okay. So all the air is channeled through the straw and the water most bubble. If it doesn't bubble, it means something is wrong. You can use the following skills to practice any of this exercise, or just use them to sing your songs. You can substitute your lyrics with the SSID. So for instance, if I want to sing Happy Birthday with a liberal, to sound this way. Now notice I'm not a doll, be awful. So that's how you do it. Then you can do with the hormones too. So use these to prepare yourself for singing. Also. Because I know breath support or lack of breath support can also be a reason why you may go off. I'm going to attach a PDF on how to properly support your sound. Now have to learn how to sync on pH. You may want to try out voice lessons. I'm a trained singer and a voice coach. And I can help you overcome other challenges that you have in Singin. So you can contact me on synchro Music Academy at gmail.com.