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posted: 8/22/2004 at 11:10:19 PM ET
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Do you have any recommendations for teaching an adult how to match pitch in singing? I will be giving music instructions to a 30-year-old female who says she doesn't know how to make her voice come to the right pitch. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

David R. Edes
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posted: 8/24/2004 at 1:22:51 PM ET
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If she can't match pitch,I would suspect a hearing problem. It could be physical or total/ partial tone-deafness. Matching pitch is a pretty natural thing.
Have her sing a common tune without music playing(twinkle little star). If it sounds odd then she has a tone deafness problem. If it sounds right melodically then it shouldn't be that hard for her to match pitch. I suspect tone deafness.

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