Tone Deaf! (Singing Teachers)
Just wondering if any of you have any good exercises and tips when teaching somebody who appears to be tone deaf and can’t recognise pitch.
I have in the past been able to develop awareness of pitch recognition through repeating simple scales and building muscle memory. This current student I have though is a little bit unusual in the sense that if I ask her to improvise a song then she can sing an ‘interpretation’ of the song where most of the notes are either correct or a harmonic of the intended note, with plenty of pitch shifts! This suggests to me that there is musicality there but when I ask her to repeat a simple 3 note scakenthen she really struggles. She is very nervous but is very good rhythmically and has lots of enthusiasm.
Any tips would be great 🙂