How to Match Pitch When Singing

Learning to sing in tune requires daily practice.

Matching pitch while singing requires the singer to be able to distinguish between interference beats. Interference beats are the result of two pitches that are not in tune with each other. Singers may begin to hear these beats once they begin listening for them. A singer may take time to learn to control and match her pitch with proper practice. Before matching pitch successfully, the singer must gain control of his voice.

Gain control over your voice by learning to sing major and minor scales. Play each note on the piano and match it with the voice. Singing scales will strengthen your voice and make it easier to match pitch.

Play a single tone on the piano and attempt to match the pitch. Use the damper pedal on the far right to extend the sound of the pitch. Try to make your voice go in and out of tune by singing slightly below the pitch and then above the pitch. Listen for beating within the two tones. Once you have exaggerated the intonation to a point where you can hear the beating, it will begin to get easier to hear any pitch that is out of tune.

Develop your ability to sing in tune by carefully listening to the interference beats whenever you sing in unison with another instrument. Make recordings of your songs on the piano so that you can sing along with them and concentrate on the pitches.


Learning to sing in tune requires practice. If you practice the steps in this how-to each day, you will learn to sing in tune.


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