Fortunately there’s an even quicker and simpler way to check if you’re tone deaf. You can use an ear testing service online in just a few minutes and find out for certain whether you are prone to tone deafness.
A tone deafness test isn’t a “hearing test”, it’s not meant for checking ear damage or hearing loss with age. Also don’t worry about whether you possess a “musical ear” or not. Well Designed tests don’t require any musical skill or knowledge. They test the basic biological ability of distinguishing different pitches and frequencies. You can be totally unmusical and still pass the test, because tone deafness isn’t actually about musical skill, it’s more related to biological abilities.
Assuming you pass the test, let’s continue on to the next step.
Step 2: Learning to match pitch
Now that your ears and brain are capable of telling whether a note is in tune or not, it’s time to address the probable cause of difficulty singing in tune: an inability to match pitch with voice.
“Matching pitch” simply means that on hearing a note, you are able to sing that same note. When musicians talk about hitting the right notes, this is what they actually mean.
If you’ve had trouble singing in tune before or have been ridiculed for having poor tuning, this is the skill you need to focus on, most.
Before you can step up onto the karaoke stage, you need your pitch to match your voice.
So how do you learn to match pitch? The answer is practice. There are simple singing exercises with which you can learn reliable vocal control and can easily hit the target note first time.
Three exercises for learning to match pitch:
Learn to match pitch with a digital tuner
Learn to match pitch with an app
- Learn to match pitch by recording yourself