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Vocal Lesson Myth: I cannot sing in pitch and therefore am tone deaf.


Myth: I cannot sing in pitch and therefore am tone deaf and will never be able to sing. Tone deafness is the inability to hear and reproduce relative pitch that is not due to lack of musical training. Tone deafness has nothing to do with actually being deaf, that means just because someone may not be able to hear how bad they are singing, they can hear you talk about how bad they are.

Fact: In reality, less than 5% of the population is tone deaf. While the ability to hear and produce relative pitch is inherent in humans, some people do need classic training in order to distinguish pitch. Someone who is unable to reproduce pitches because of lack of musical training would not be considered tone deaf. Vocal lessons can help people who are having trouble producing pitch or identifying notes sing beautifully and in-tune. Tone deafness can also be associated with other music-specific impairments, such as a lack of rhythm or inability to recognize songs. Though those impairments can appear separately, some suggest that they are more likely to appear in tone deaf people.

If you think you might be tone deaf, don?t write off singing just yet!

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