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posted: 9/2/2004 at 1:27:27 AM ET
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1. What make a person go flat when singing?

2. How do you avoid it?
3. Are there any exercises to help prevent this?

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posted: 9/2/2004 at 11:47:45 AM ET
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If you are singing with a group you should not go flat. If you are singing by yourself without ANY accompinement, it kinda common. it just takes some practice and really listening to what you are trying to sing. What I do with my Band kids sometimes is make them sing and see how much they drop pitch. Then they are more aware and concentrate more. By the way dropping in pitch is much more common. I'm not a vocalist, but I suppect your voice just tires or relaxes while you sing.

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posted: 9/13/2004 at 11:49:37 AM ET
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i used to have this problem big time, dont worry too much.it is all about support. you need to be breathing properly and supporting your voice. there are many exercises out there, many weird and wonderful!!!contact a singing teacher and ask them to teach you some, once you get the basics sorted it is very easy to build on and you iwll soon be able to hear yourself when you go off pitch

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posted: 11/17/2004 at 1:53:52 PM ET
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Remember to have energy when you sing. If you lack energy, you will go flat. Of course, you don't want to overdo it, or you might go sharp!

My choir director when I was growing up always told us to envision the notes we were trying to sing as balls, and he told us to always sing like we were trying to hit the top of the ball with our pitch. If anything, this would keep you sharp, but since most people naturally (forgive the pun) go flat, the idea is that singing slightly sharp will cancel your flat tendencies.

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