the 5 Minute Cure for Tone Deafness

What is the cure for Tone Deafness you ask? Pitch matching

5 Minutes of pitch matching a day and I guarantee you'll be singing along to your favorite songs more easily than ever before! 

 

Women, start with middle C on the piano. (See below if you're not sure where to find middle C.) Hit the key, sing the note in your head, and match the pitch with your voice. You can sing on 'la' or 'da' or another syllable. 

Set a timer for 5 minutes and practice hitting black and white keys between G3 and G4 and trying to match the pitches with your voice. If you practice 5 minutes a day for a week you'll be a better singer in no time!

Women's Range

Men, start with the C below middle C on the piano. Hit the key, sing the note in your head, and match the pitch with your voice. You can sing on 'la' or 'da' or another syllable. 

Set a timer for 5 minutes and practice hitting black and white keys between G2 and G3 and trying to match the pitches with your voice. If you practice 5 minutes a day for one week you'll be a better singer in no time!

Men's Range

 

Don't have a piano at home? No problem! Click HERE to use a virtual one. If you aren't familiar with the note names go to 'Menu' and click 'Key Assist Off' to turn on the cheat sheet.

Women, ‘middle C’ is the ’t’ key. You'll be matching pitch between between G3 (‘w’) and G4 (‘o’).

Men, the C below ‘middle C’ is the ‘8’ key. You'll be matching pitch between G2 (‘5’) and G3 (‘w’).

 

Want to learn about the piano?

Piano

Middle C is the white key to the left of the grouping of two black keys below the piano manufacturer's mark.

*Every white key to the left of a grouping of 2 black keys is a 'c' on the piano. Every white key to the left of a grouping of three black keys is an 'f'.

 

Piano Keys Note Names

 

What notes are you singing? Curious about what notes you are playing and pitches you are matching? Check out this diagram. 

 

 

Pro Tip

If you are having trouble getting started, try speaking a sentence and listening to the sound of your voice. Not everyone’s range is the same but commonly women’s speaking voice is between G3 (‘w’) and C4 (’t’) and men's is between G2 (‘5’) and C3 (‘8’). Notes in this range will be easier to find because you’re used to speaking on these pitches.

Have fun & good luck!