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How to Improve Singing Pitch – 7 Great Tips

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When I am auditioning new singers, one of the main things I listen for is their ability to sing in-tune. There are few things that ruin singing more than being out-of-tune. If you are a singer or working with singers, here are seven keys for how to improve singing pitch.

How to Improve Singing Pitch – 7 Great Tips

1. Warm up the voice

One of the main challenges of singing in church is that it is usually on a Sunday morning. Mornings are not always kind to singers. Over the years I have developed the habit of softly singing in the car ride on my way to church. I play songs on my car stereo from the worship set and softly sing along. Sometimes I sing an octave down, sometimes I sing at pitch but at a soft volume. How to improve singing pitch depends on good warm ups!

Here’s an idea of what Celine Dion does to warm-up her voice.

2. Improve your breath support

Strong singers have great breathing habits. They fill up their lungs all the way to the bottom and use their diaphragm muscle to control the flow of air. Learning how to improve singing pitch starts with supporting your singing with strong breathing. It’s is one of the most important skills that strong singers master.

Here is the link to an extensive article on “Correct breathing and support for singing.”

3. Relax

Getting nervous and uptight on stage or in an audition is fairly common. But, the resulting tension can wreak havoc with pitch control. Learn to calm yourself by slow deep breathing. Take four or five deep breaths and consciously slow your racing heart and mind. Learning to control your emotions and nerves comes with experience and confidence.

See Page Two to discover four more tips on how to improve singing pitch . . .