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#beginquote# Very few people have what is called "perfect pitch" or the ability to perfectly recognize a pitch. Quite frankly, I'm very glad that I do not possess perfect pitch as this can be a dreadful liability when singing with a somewhat lesser experienced choir. Many of us develop very good "relative pitch". This is the ability to accurately find (and sing) a pitch once one has been given. This is how I find my notes when singing with a choir. There is no magic -- you just have to keep practicing and practicing to do this well. It is fun, and if you plan to sing in many choirs in the years ahead, is invaluable. No-one can do this at first. We all have to go through the drudgery of practice. How to do it is to begin by playing a note (on the piano is how I did it) and singing it. Then practice your ability to sing intervals from that note such as a Major 3rd, or a Perfect 5th. Something easy like that. You will be amazed how quickly you begin to recognize these intervals and when you are singing with a choir, will be able to utilize this new skill rather quickly. Hope this helps! #endquote#
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