This is a statement heard time and time again in the singing world. Firstly, being tone deaf isn’t as common as you may think. Being tone deaf means that you wouldn’t be able to hear pitch in anything! For example; if somebody asked you a question, you would be able to pick up the slight raise in pitch at the end of their sentence. What this means is that pretty much everybody can sing and that you’re probably not actually tone deaf.
There are a number of different points I’d like to cover in this blog. Firstly, finding singing in tune hard is something that can be worked on. You may find there’s a discrepancy between the note you hear and the note you’re singing. With time, training and practise, you’ll pretty much be able to amend this issue.
Secondly, if singing makes you feel good and it’s not in tune, so what?! I believe that in life we must do things that make us happy. Singing is proven to improve general wellbeing and really does give that feel-good factor so, why wouldn’t you sing? There is so much pressure in today’s world to be good, that we often forget the basics. We forget that singing can make you happy! There are so many health benefits to singing and music in general. I am very fortunate to be part of an organisation (Tempo) who specialise in the mental health side of singing and it’s true, singing can be a very important part of your life. For more information on Tempo, visit our website (www.tempowellbeing.co.uk).
If you feel like singing in tune is hard, spend a little time working on it. It wouldn’t take too long to start to notice some changes.
To summarise, sing every day and have fun. It’ll make you feel good, I’m sure of it!