|Type of post:||Chorus news item|
|Posted By:||Nic Cols|
|Date Posted:||Wed, Nov 30 2022|
10 Steps to a Note, Part 2
Step 1 - Hear a Pitch. Covered on Nov 25 at https://www.oakcitysound.org/dbpage.php?pg=view&dbase=uploads&id=71876
Step 2 - Find Your Note
The last buzz covered the first of 10 Steps to a Note, which is to Hear a Pitch by actively listening. The second step, like the first, is done internally - silently - Find Your Note.
Seldom is our first sound the same as the note blown on the pitch pipe, so we have to find our note from the pitch we hear. An effective way to find your starting note is simply to mentally move up or down the scale do-re-mi style from the pitchpipe note until you reach your note. It’s accurate, and it’s how the professionals do it - they just do it very quickly. Sometimes, your note will just “come to you”, although it’s easy to be slightly off pitch, so use the TE Tuner to practice! We can also do scale exercises during warm-ups, such as blow a pitch and then sing the 3rd or 5th or … Great practice!